Shivraj Government Bans Magnum Opus ‘Padmavati’ In Madhya Pradesh

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Padmavati, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial has reached the peak point where protests and threats continue to ban the release of the film. As we know the film featured Deepika Padukone, who is playing the role of Royal Highness aks Rani Padmavati in a lead role while Shahid Kapoor as a Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Allauddin Khilji.

In the ongoing protect or crisis of Padmavati Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has banned the flick in the state.

He said, “Etihaisik tathyon se khilwaad kar agar Padmavati ji ke samman ke khilaaf film mein drishya dikhaye gaye hain, uss Film ka pradharshan nahi hoga.”


However, All-India Kshatriya Mahasabha announces Rs. 1 crore reward to anyone burning Deepika Padukone alive and it is also reported that the Rajput Community had reportedly tendered a memorandum before CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking a refusal on ‘Padmavati’.

The reaction came after the makers of the film or Viacom18 Motion Pictures have decided to defer the film’s release which was earlier shotted to release on December 1st.


“Viacom18 Motion Pictures has voluntarily deferred the release date of Padmavati from 1 December 2017. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). We always have and are committed to continuing following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film.” the studio said in a statement.


As well as, the film certification board’s chief Prasoon Joshi slammed Padmavati’s makers for not allowing or following the film to be screened for various media channels before receiving a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. Although, the film is back to the producer.

Devender Singh Rana, NC leader has written to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking a ban on the flick.

He wrote, “I request you to kindly order the ban on the release of the feature film “Padmavati” in Jammu & Kashmir till its contents are verified and the various religious/community groups are satisfied that the feature film is not likely to hurt the sentiments of the people.”


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