New Delhi, Jan 17: Producers of Padmaavat moved Supreme Court on Wednesday against the film being banned in certain states. The development comes in the wake of four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – ruled states shutting their doors to the movie, which is slated to release a day before Republic Day on January 25.Also Read - Rajasthan Covid Guidelines Revised, 200 People Allowed at Weddings. Full List of Guidelines Here
The four states where movie goers would not get to watch Padmaavat are – Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. States have banned Padmaavat citing ‘law and order’ issues with Rajput Karni Sena threatening stir if the film is released. Also Read - Horrific! Couple Abducted From Delhi, Killed In MP, Bodies Dumped In Different States, Say Police
On the other hand, the Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, on Tuesday demanded a nationwide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Padmaavat’. Earlier, while talking to reporters the founder-patron of the Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi had said that they want nothing less than a nation-wide ban on the movie. Also Read - 'Third Wave Not in Offing Immediately', Supreme Court Allows Kerala Govt to Hold Class XI Exams Offline
“Main baar baar desh ke Pradhan Mantri aur Mukhya Mantriyon ko anurodh karta hun ki hamari bhavnaon ko samjha jaaye. (I am requesting the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of all states to understand our feelings) We want nothing less than a nation-wide ban on the movie,” he had stated. (Also Read: List of States Where Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Film Won’t be Released on January 25)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial ‘Padmaavat’ stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles and has been mired in controversy since its shooting began. Activists of the Karni Sena, among others, have launched protests against the movie, accusing the makers of the film of ‘distorting’ the historical facts.