SC refuses to ban Padmavati, local outfits may protest outside cinema halls

Trouble is not over for Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali yet

Trouble is not over for Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali yet

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the release of the Hindi feature film Padmavati. The minister added he would not allow the screening of the movie in the state.

It should be noted that Bhansali is yet to submit the film for certification to the censor board, according to sources.

Even Karni Sena, a political unit opposing the film's release, has said that its members will hold a march on November 20.

"Due to a certain rumour and false propaganda and news, this film is being attacked and is in the midst of protests from the Rajput community". "Has the film been placed before the censor board?" The CBFC will now have to take the sentiments of the groups and history into account before certifying the film.

It was alleged that there was an apprehension that there were intimate scenes in the film, involving Allauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh) and Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone).

The movie, slated to release on December 1, ran into controversy over its plot, with some right wing outfits calling it an absolutely wrong portrayal of the Rajput queen.

The plea said the war saga was based on the 13th-century battle between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Film actor Raza Murad, who is playing Khalji in film Padmavati, on Saturday said that Rani Padmavati has been shown as a very graceful lady and the film only highlights the "honour, prestige and bravery" of Rajput clan.

The bench comprising justices Vikram Nath and Abdul Moin on Thursday refused to interfere in the matter. The Karni Sena, had warned the director of terrible consequences on showing distorted historical facts. Citing the said provision, the petitioner claimed that the movie shows women committing sati and therefore, should be banned.

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