Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati' outside India

Nick Sanchez
November 29, 2017

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said he won't allow the film to be released in the state.

The set of the movie was vandalised twice - in Jaipur and Kolhapur - and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was roughed up by members of Karni Sena during the Jaipur schedule of the film earlier this year.

"What is the need of persons in responsible posts to make these controversial comments?"

The court had asked the petitioner to wait for the CBFC decision on the film.

"When matter is pending for CBFC's consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not?" "If court cannot pre-judge, we are surprised how anybody else can pre-judge the film under the law".

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has now joined the "ban Padmavati" chorus.

Meanwhile, Padmavati has been in the news these days, thanks to the protests against its release.

At least five chief ministers from BJP-ruled states have spoken out against the yet-to-be-released movie, claiming that it could "hurt sentiments" of the Rajput community and create a law and order problem.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh of the Congress also supported the protests, saying "cinematic licence does not give anyone the right to twist historical facts".

Back home in India, the filmmakers have already deferred the release.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking a ban on the release of Deepika Padukone starer "Padmavati" in foreign countries.

Last week, the apex court had dismissed a plea which sought deletion of some scenes from the film calling them objectionable.

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