Supreme Court dismisses challenge by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh against release of 'Padmaavat'

Ruben Ruiz
January 24, 2018

Meanwhile, the Bhansali's film is all set for a worldwide January 25 release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. While Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh banned the release, the SC last week stayed the ban. Bhansali's counsel Nishant Bora said that they were ready to arrange the screening of the film in the court. Members of Karni Sena burnt "Padmaavat" posters and staged a protest against the movie's release in Lucknow on Sunday and said: "We will protest in front of every theatre and urge the owners not to screen the movie".

Deepika has also signed a film which will be a biopic on Sapna Didi and will be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.

Reacting to the apex court order, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said the state government would study it and then take a decision on any legal challenge.

On Tuesday, a senior spokesperson of the Karni Sena from Chittorgarh had said that "people from the city of Queen Padmavat are disheartened with the verdict of the Supreme Court".

The Pad Man hero announced this in a press conference on request of iconic Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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The actor has always been vocal, her previous viral post being on the gruesome incidents taking place in Delhi and Gurugram schools.

What started off as protests and acts of violence from the members of the Karni Sena and Rajput community during the filming process, later turned into death threats towards the actors.

Padmaavat, which was earlier titled Padmavati, is based on the legend of Rani Padmini of Chittor who performed jauhar with several Rajput women to evade capture by Alauddin Khilji, played in the film by Ranveer.

The film is set to release nationwide on Thursday. "We will impose janata curfew", said Kalvi. Kalvi said he wanted the other six historians to be shown the movie. There are so many big stars who deliberately look for box office clashes by pitching their films against other big films.

Overwhelmed, Padmaavat team Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor thanks Akshay Kumar for changing the release date of his upcoming movie, PadMan from January 25 to February 9, leaving Padmaavat to solo release on January 25, 2018.

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