Mumbai, Jan 16: Trouble for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat‘, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles, does not seem to be ending even as it has got clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). While the film is set to be finally released on January 25, many states have imposed a ban on it and won’t let the film hit theatres. Four Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states have shut their doors to the movie, the latest being Haryana.Also Read - Ranveer Singh, Not Ajay Devgn or Ranbir Kapoor, Bags Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Baiju Bawra? Read on
The four states where movie goers would not get to watch Padmaavat are – Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given no clarity on whether Padmaavat will be released in the state or not. Also Read - Haryana School Education Recruitment 2021: Notification Released for 1170 PGTs Posts | Check Important Dates Here
States have banned Padmaavat citing ‘law and order’ issues with Rajput Karni Sena threatening stir if the film is released. The Rajput outfit has in fact demanded a nationwide ban on the film. The CBFC had given clearance to Padmaavat (earlier Padmavati) last month, after a change of name and deleting a few scenes. However, the Karni Sena has said that a change of name won’t be enough and has demanded a nationwide ban on the film. Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here
Earlier last week, Karni Sena workers protested outside the CBFC office against Padmaavat getting clearance. On Tuesday, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said that they want nothing less than nationwide ban on the movie.
Amid the protests against the film, the makers had on Monday issued a full-page ‘fact-sheet’ on Padmaavat, saying the film was based on a word of fiction and that it did not distort any facts.