Padmavati row: After Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat bans the film


A petitioner told the Supreme Court in New Delhi that "grave damage would be done to social harmony if the movie was allowed to be released abroad". The row over Padmavati may trigger the latest round of acrimony between the saffron camp and Bengal's ruling party with Trinamool Congress leaders vowing to ensure smooth screening of the film after release. The director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has clarified there will be "no romantic scene or song or dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji". The court observed that the censor board has not awarded a certificate yet to the film and that is why it would not interfere with the work being done by the CBFC.

The latest plot development in the saga of stalled film Padmavati is that it's been passed by the United Kingdom censor but will not release there on December 1 because the producers have made a decision to wait for clearance at home. "We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film", Padukone told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) last week.

"Bhansali has no right to play with the emotions of people".

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said that "Padmavati" will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. We can't allow our history to be distorted.

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Amarinder Singh on Monday backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

Apart from this, the state governments of Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have already banned the movie in their respective states. And if any one has any problem with the film they are free to express as we live in a democracy. They were upset that the director of the movie was distorting facts by alleging romance between the Hindu queen and the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji.

However, the Punjab CM on Tuesday decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue.

When asked whether he had seen the controversial movie or not, he said that it was not required.