Hassle and Tussle: On Padmaavat

| January 22 , 2018 , 18:32 IST

The tussle on the release of Padmaavat still not resolving. It's almost two and a half day left in the releasing that is scheduled on Thursday 25, yet the matter is taking new turns.   

The fresh update is that the two states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh petitioned the Supreme Court for a review on its order on the nationwide release of Padmaavat. In their petitions, the two state governments contended that they were empowered under the Cinematograph act to stop the exhibition of the movie on the grounds of law and order.     

The Supreme Court had last week paved the way for all India release of movie "Padmaavat" staying bans imposed by some states and restraining other states from issuing the similar notification. In its rule top court said that the film cannot be banned on account of potential trouble and stated that it is the duty of the states to protect people and maintain peace.

Despite the order of SC, protesters have not backed down especially in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The Rajput Karni Sena which has led protests against the release of the movie has vowed to burn theatres that screen Padmaavat.

A bench including chief justice Dipak Mishra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea filed by the two states Rajasthan and MP.

Chief Minister of Haryana ML Khattar said " It was our duty to comply with the Supreme Court's order" he added that if someone decides not to screen the film, it will be good but if someone screens the film they will be provided security".

Earlier the state government of four states Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana banned the screening of the film in following states.

Previously the film was cleared by the censor board this month, which suggested changes. The title of the film was also changed from "Padmavati" to "Padmaavat". This is the film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor in lead.