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Trouble For Padmaavat Continues... Following Gujarat, MP & Rajasthan, Haryana Also Bans Release

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| January 16 , 2018 , 17:39 IST

The controversy-laden magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali Padmmavat, originally titled as Padmavati, is not likely to have a trouble-free release. Despite being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, several state governments have refused to screen the film due to the alleged falsification of historical facts.

While Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments have already clarified their stance on the matter by banning film's release in their respective states, Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government also refused to screen the film. State's Health Minister Anil Vij confirmed the development to media on Tuesday.

Notably, the CM has assured to take the decision after watching the film and only a day after the announcement, Padmmavat was banned in the state. Doubts about the film's screening stay put as Vij suggested that Haryana's state cabinet took this decision to ensure the "safety and security of the state".

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The state's Health Minister suggested banning the film in last cabinet meeting as well. However, CM Khattar had suggested waiting for Censor Board's decision before taking any such step then. Vij suggested the same in the latest state meeting, an idea which was approved by the cabinet this time to maintain law & order in Haryana.

"In today's Cabinet meeting, I again raised the issue and said the film should be banned in Haryana keeping in view the law and order situation of the state as the film was facing stiff opposition from various quarters," Vij told the reporters.

After battling its way through many controversies and protests, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer, Padmaavat was recently granted a U/A certificate after the makers incorporated the suggested changes. With the runtime of 2 hours and 43 minutes, the film will hit the theatres on January 25, 2018.