The Central Board of Film Certification Chairperson Prasoon Joshi will not be allowed to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival that begins on January 25 this year by the Rajput Karni Sena over the Padmaavat controversy , reported CNN News18. The Hindu extremist group reportedly also said that it would not allow Sanjay Leel Bhansali from shooting a film in Rajasthan in the future. The Supreme Court , a few days ago, had lifted the ban on the film issued by the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, in a statement to the media, said that it would comply with the court’s decision. He was quoted as saying, “We will get the court decision studied by the law department and further steps will be taken after that.” Also Read - Anniyan Controversy: Shankar Calls Ravichandran's Letter an 'Attempt to Jeopardise Future Projects' - Read Full Statement
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The Mumbai Police reportedly arrested 132 members of the Rajput Karni Sena on January 12, for protesting outside the CBFC office in the city. They have been demanding the ban of the film for the longest time. The protests began when reports of a dream sequence featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone being a part of the film started doing the rounds. Bhansali, on his part, has been repeatedly telling that no such dream sequence exists in the film but it has been falling into deaf years all this while. The Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor starrer film was to earlier release on December 1 last year, but the producers deferred it indefinitely last month. Earlier this month, the CBFC cleared the film (with a few cuts) following which the makers decided to release the film on January 25 this year. (ALSO READ : Padmaavat Is The Ultimate Honour To Rajput Pride And Rani Padmini, Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) Also Read - Ranveer Singh's Anniyan Remake is Illegal: Producer V Ravichandran in Open Letter to Shankar
For the uninitiated, Padmaavat (earlier known as Padmavati) is based on a poem dated back to the 16th century. Written by Malik Muhammad Jaisi, them poem was a fictitious account of the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji’s lust for Chittor queen Padmini, which leads to a battle that claims the lives of the queen and her husband, Ratansen. The Karni Sena protestors have since then been alleging that the film is made on numerous historical fallacies.