MP is the first state in the country to ban release of the movie, which has invited wrath of the warrior community of Rajput for the alleged poor portrayal of their icon, Padmavati, in the yet-to-be released film.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference also has written to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti looking for a ban on the movie.
Reacting to the row over movie "Padmavati", Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that distortion of history could not be accepted.
Describing Padmavati as "Rashtra Mata" (mother of the nation), he said, "She had made supreme sacrifices (for a good cause)".
Earlier, the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, both BJP-ruled states, had also raised concern over the proposed release of the period drama in which actor Deepika Padukone plays the legendary Rajput queen. Addressing members of the Rajput community at his residence here, Chouhan said twisting of historical facts will not be tolerated.
Criticising Chouhan for announcing "Rashtramata Padmavati award", Singh said the chief minister has "miserably failed" in protecting the honour of women in Madhya Pradesh. "The entire country is speaking in one voice that historical facts were distorted", he said. "The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. If the CM was so serious about the film hurting people's sentiments, why was he silent all these days, even as protests were being witnessed all across the state including in Ratlam bordering Rajasthan?" asked Pankaj Chaturvedi, Congress spokesperson. "We condemn this super emergency", Banerjee tweeted.
The film has been facing controversy since Bhansali started its shooting earlier this year.
Spearheaded by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, several groups have taken to the streets to protest against the screening of the film in various parts of the country.They've abused and given the Padmavati cast and crew dire life threats, as well.
The Karni Sena has been up in arms against Bhansali for the suspected misrepresentation of history' in Padmavati. Its elaborate sets were also vandalised during shooting schedules in Jaipur and Kolhapur.