New Delhi, January 18: While the controversy around the upcoming film Padmaavat has refused to die down, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were welcomed in Ahmedabad with dancers reportedly performing on the Ghoomar song from the film. The movie is scheduled to release on January 25 after much hue and cry and several Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states have declared that they will not allow screening of the movie in their state.Also Read - Diwali Bonus Announced For BMC, BEST Employees, Health workers And Teachers in Maharashtra. Deets Here

According to an India Today report and Scroll report, Ghoomar was played at a cultural function organised to welcome Netanyahu. Also Read - Modi Declares National Games Open; Says Nepotism, Corruption Plagued Sports In Country Earlier

The song Ghoomar is also being opposed by several states, including Haryana and Rajasthan. Earlier this week, members of the Karni Sena vandalised a private school campus in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) after students performed on the song. Also Read - National Games Live Streaming: When And Where To Watch National Games Live Online And On TV in India

On Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh said that people should not play songs from Padmaavat as the government had banned the movie in the state. “Madhya Pradesh government banned Padmaavat, people shouldn’t even play songs of it. If someone plays a banned song, it must be reported to police amd not take matter in your own hands. Action to be taken against culprits,” Singh told ANI.

Governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have declared that they will not allow screening of the movie, which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.

The film is based on the saga of the historic battle of 13th century between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.

The set of the movie was vandalised twice — in Jaipur and Kolhapur, while its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was roughed up by members of Karni Sena in 2017. The movie was originally slated to be released on December 1, 2017.