While Rajasthan has banned Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat, the chief ministers of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, too, have expresed their reservations over letting the film be released in their respective states. The film is scheduled to release on January 25.
This film has taken some unbelievable political turns as Rajput vote bank is very big in this country and that's precisely why Vasundhara Raje banned the film in Rajasthan so that she can secure Rajput votes in next election.
"We arrested 136 Karni Sena supporters, who were protesting outside the CBFC office at Cumballa Hill area in South Mumbai, under section 143 of IPC for unlawful assembly", he said. The film was already banned by 2 states, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh namely and now state of Gujarat has also made a decision to ban the film upon it's release. The film's release was opposed by fringe groups on the accusation of distorting historical facts.
"The film should be canned and thrown into the flames of Jauhar. Allowing our plea, the court adjourned the hearing of the petition till January 23".
He claimed that a three-member panel that was shown the movie has opined that it should not be released, adding that the film is likely to be shown to another six persons. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Friday said, "We banned the film based on inputs on the law and order situation". The government officials have confirmed that Padmaavat won't be banned in the state. "I will hold discussions with Delhi government in this regard".
Bhansali, argued in the HC that the FIR became meaningless as the film's name had already been changed to "Padmaavat" from "Padmavati", following recommendations by the Censor Board and experts, and it should be allowed to be released in the state.