Gujarat bans Padmavat, MP may follow suit

Postado Janeiro 13, 2018

At least 159 activists of the Rajasthan-based Karni Sena were arrested on Friday while protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certification's office here against the clearance given to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavat", earlier titled "Padmavati".

Madhya Pradesh has already banned the film and states such as Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have asked the Centre to ensure edits to the movie to not offend sentiments of the Rajput community.

While there is no official announcement yet, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures is likely to release its film on 25 January.

While speaking to some members of the Rajput community on November 20 previous year, Chouhan had made it clear that the film would not be allowed to release in the state if it contains scenes "breaching the honour" of the Rajput queen Padmavati or features "distorted facts".

"There are sentiments that get hurt, so the filmmakers must take care not to tamper historical facts", said Surendra Jain, the worldwide joint general secretary of the VHP.

Speaking to reports, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the government will not allow the screening of the movie in the state.

The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title.

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are ruled by the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "We had banned the film's release before polls, and that order still stays".

Uttarakhand goverment has also not announced anything to stop the release from the film while fringe group workers met CM Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun on Tuesday and demanded that the film not be allowed to be screened in the hill state.