SC to hear Rajasthan, MP govts' pleas on Tuesday against Padmaavat release

SC to hear Rajasthan, MP govts' pleas on Tuesday against Padmaavat release

There is a huge controversy surrounding this movie now, and we have come to know that a lot of states are planning to ban the release of the movie. The review petition argued that allowing Padmaavat to release in Rajasthan may cause a serious law and order situation.

If the State governments succumb under such threats, the majesty of the law will be in tatters and more and more fringe elements will feel emboldened to take the law into their own hands.

Meanwhile, 13 members of the Karni Sena were arrested after they disrupted traffic on the Delhi Noida Direct Flyway and damaged property.

"On Sunday, we contacted around 100 cinema halls in the National Capital Region and they have given in writing that they will not screen the film", said Karni Sena spokesperson Vijendra Singh.

"If a you distort historical facts and present it in a movie, it is quite natural that people will protest".

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Even though the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) approved of the film, it was forcibly banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

Till now, only four single-screen theatres have made a decision to go ahead with the movie.

Earlier on Sunday, thousands of women organized a "Chetavni (warning) rally" in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town. However, it has been declared that the screening of the film won't be allowed in these states. And as intense protests spread across Rajasthan, the release of the film got delayed, waiting for censor's clearance till now.

The film, which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, had faced opposition from various quarters, including the Rajput community, who allege that the film distorted history and tarnished the image of the legendary Queen Padmini of Chittor. Karni Sena also claims the theatre owners in return have also given their full support and cooperation.