Padmaavat: After Rajasthan, Gujarat bans film


The film was already banned by 2 states, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh namely and now state of Gujarat has also chose to ban the film upon it's release.

"Jo kaha hai wahi hoga (Whatever I said earlier would continue to remain in force)", he said. "We have heard that it is releasing on January 25 and if so happens we will take to streets and appeal our youths to hold public curfew at cinema halls", Kalvi had told reporters.

"It was during an interaction with some members of the Rajput community on November 20, past year that Chouhan had mentioned specifically 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".

The film has been granted clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) after shortening of the title and some modifications in the script.

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

Earlier, on January 8, Rajasthan too banned the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

The controversy around Padmaavat has arisen due to alleged "improper" portrayal of the legendary Rajput queen, but even otherwise Gujarat has a history of banning films over trivial issues like hurting sentiments of some sections of people. After Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat has also banned the film in the entire region. Other states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana - which had indicated that the film will not be allowed to be released when it was slated to release in December - are yet to announce their final decisions.