No 'Padmavat' Screening In Rajasthan, Confirms CM Vasundhara Raje

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| January 9 , 2018 , 14:46 IST

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavat', originally titled Padmavati, has faced a major backlash from fringe groups in the recent time as the independent organisation claims that the film showcases untruthful facts and distorted historical events.

Fighting all the odds, the film was granted a clearance certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after the makers made the suggested changes in the period drama. The film's release date was recently confirmed as January 25.

However, controversies seem to be in no mood to leave the film's back. Post facing protest from many religious groups, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje confirmed that Padmavat will not be screened in the state's cinema halls.

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"...Rani Padmini's sacrifice is a matter of honour and pride for the state and hence Rani Padmini is not just a chapter in history but our dignity. We will not allow defamation of her honour," she said in an official statement.

The statement further claimed that all the necessary directives have already been issued. The development came after Rajput outfits announced that they will not allow the film to release in theatres, even if they had to resort to violence.

Padmavat stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. The story revolves around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji.