Padmaavat: Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh BAN the film!

Padmaavat banned in Gujarat after Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh

Padmaavat banned in Gujarat after Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh

Even after all this alleged harassment, Padmavat has been banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier, the members of the Rajput Karni Sena staged a protest and also vandalised cinema in Jaipur.

The film, already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after five modifications and renamed from Padmavati to Padmavat and now titled Padmaavat, is scheduled to release on January 25 across India. "We have not revoked it, hence there is no question of the film being released in the state", he said.

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmaavat", female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform "jauhar" (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped by the government. Despite Karni Sena threatening to stall theatres screening Padmavat, UP government has given a green signal to the film so far. The decision was taken keeping in mind the law and order situation before elections next month in the state, the chief minister added.

Stating that while the name of the film was changed, the story and scenes were not, Mr Athawale demanded that such scenes be deleted before the film was released.

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Padmaavat has faced a major backlash from fringe groups in the recent time as the independent organisation claims that the film showcases untruthful facts and distorted historical events.

The period romance featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1.

The reason for the ban in these BJP-ruled states is yet to be known.

"Film Padmavat will not be released in Gujarat", Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani told reporters. He said, "Jo kaha tha, woh hoga (What I said, will happen)". He said, "There will be no ban on the movie".

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