The comments triggered widespread criticism as the actor's death has turned into a major issue in the state ahead of the elections that is likely to be held in October- November.
Known as 'flicker Singh', the 32-year-old Sandeep Singh is a legendary Hockey player who has given many golden moments to Indian hockey.
The film, cleared by the CBFC after a few cuts and renamed from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmavat', is scheduled to release on January 25 across India. The film will, however, not be released in Rajasthan.
The protestors demanded that cases be registered against those who had perpetrated violence against dalits on May 9.
Yogi Adityanath was speaking at an event held here on the occasion of the 477th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap on Tuesday.