Indian release of Padmavati, about 14th-century queen, postponed after protests and death threats against cast and director

British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protest in India over the mistaken belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen.

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