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The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Remains Unwavering On His Decision To Ban Padmaavat In State After Rajasthan, CMs of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh oppose Padmavat release
Sammy Stanley | 14 January, 2018, 13:04

Recently, the CBFC cleared the movie with U/A certificate and with 5 modifications, including a change in the title. Gujarat is the second Indian state after Rajasthan to have banned the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film.

After Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat has banned the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ambitious project Padmaavat.

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

"Padmaavat" will be releasing the same day as Akshay Kumar's "PadMan". Despite Karni Sena threatening to stall theatres screening Padmavat, UP government has given a green signal to the film so far.

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The petitioner's counsel, Nishant Bora, argued that after the film was changed to Padmavat from Padmavati, the FIR had become pointless and the film should be allowed to release in the state. The state's CM Vasundhara Raje said, "Honouring the sentiments of the people of the state, the film will not be released in Rajasthan".

The reason for the ban in these BJP-ruled states is yet to be known. The film features Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.

So, as of now, three states are against the film. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday that his government will not stop the release of the movie. He said, "Jo kaha tha, woh hoga (What I said, will happen)". Several Rajput organisations later launched protests demanding a nationwide ban on the movie. "Now, his statement that he will abide by his commitment clearly indicates that ban on the movie will continue until there is a specific decision taken by the Centre or judiciary", said an official.

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