On the day film "Padmaavat" hit the screens and hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi condemned the violence surrounding its release, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh joined the protesters and said "such films should not be made".

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial based on Rajput Queen Padmavati was released amid tight security in several states as a precautionary measure against fringe groups like the Karni Sena, who have denounced the film as a distortion of history.

Gandhi had hit out at the BJP after a school bus was attacked over the release of 'Padmaavat' and accused the party's "hatred politics" for

"setting the nation on fire".

He, however, abstained from commenting on the movie based on 16th century Awadhi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem "Padmaavat".

"There will never be a cause big enough to justify violence against children. Violence and hatred are the weapons of the weak.

Gandhi's comments came hours after a video of scared children crouching in the school bus targeted by hooligans protesting the Bhansali film prompted nationwide outrage on Wednesday .

Hours after Gandhi's tweet, Digvijay Singh came out against the film saying it "distorts the history".

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