Padmavati row: After Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat bans the film

24 November, 2017, 01:20 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • Deepika-Padukone

Asked whether this announcement by the Chief Minister of banning the film amounted to violation of the model code of conduct which is in effect in the state, state chief electoral officer B.B. Swain said: "I don't know".

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana all BJP ruled states - and Punjab, ruled by the Congress, have already opposed the release of the movie. "We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated", NDTV quoted him.

"Besides that the law and order is also our responsibility, so we have decided that we will not allow release of movie "Padmavati" in Gujarat", he said.

The producers of the film Padmavati will take a call on its release only after the censor board's go-ahead, a source said on Tuesday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday declared that the his government would not allow release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the poll-bound state. The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.

This is to notice that the film Padmavati is facing controversies regarding its content and Rajput Karni Sena is protesting against the film.


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), meanwhile, passed the film without cuts. 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 release of the film, which was earlier slated for December 1, has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate.

Such reactions have disturbed members of the film fraternity.

Padmavati to keep its original release date for United Kingdom audience. In the summary of the film, it says, "Padmavati is a Hindi language epic drama in which a Sultan leads an invasion to capture a Rajput queen". In recent times, several political leaders and goons of right-wing groups have announced death threats against Deepika and Bhansali.

Padmavati has been in trouble since the beginning of the year, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the film's set, threatening to burn down cinemas that show it and even physically attacking Bhansali.

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