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Challenging Release Ban In Various States, 'Padmaavat' Producers Approach Apex Court

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| January 17 , 2018 , 13:12 IST

Despite being cleared by Central Board of Film Certification with U/A certificate, the controversy-laden magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali 'Padmaavat', initially titled Padmavati is having a hard time in getting a peaceful release on January 25.

While many states have embraced the changes made by the makers, several state governments still refuse to screen the film due to the alleged falsification of historical facts. Having had enough of the entire drama, the film producers have now decided to take the matters into their own hands.

'Padmaavat' makers have challenged the ban imposed by the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on the film's release in Supreme Court. They clarified that the film has undergone various modifications, including the title change as per CBFC suggestions.

The producers further claimed that the Apex Court has earlier cleared that no state can completely ban the film. However, the screening can be suspended in a particular area due to the law and order situations but a complete ban should be out of the question.

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Chief Justice Dipak Misra-led bench will hear the petition on Thursday. After battling its way through many controversies and protests, the historical drama was able to finally find a release but the Rajput fringe outfit Karni Sena has promised a massive protest if the film hit the theatres.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat revolve around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji. With the runtime of 2 hours and 43 minutes, the film will hit the theatres on January 25, 2018.