Given the volatile and menacing scenario it is unlikely that that the film will actually release on January 25.
The film is mired in controversy after some Rajput groups opposed it. However, the makers can now sigh a bit in relief as Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has given a green signal to the film's release.
Puritanism in the arts just acquired a new definition with Deepika Padukone being asked to cover up in the Ghoomar song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati now entitled Padmavat. The film was already banned by 2 states, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh namely and now state of Gujarat has also made a decision to ban the film upon it's release.
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When a film clears all it's legal dues than it has the right to release and Karni Sena, who so badly want the film to be banned have never even seen it. However, Gujarat's Chief Minister Vijay Rupani refuses to lift the ban imposed on the film before the assembly elections citing law and order concerns. "The ban continues in the State". This comes days after Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje announced the same for her state as well.
Mumbai: After Rajasthan Chief Minister chose to ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" in the state, On Friday Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announced that the controversial film will not hit theatres in his state, as per reports. He said that the allegations were baseless as neither the film had been released, nor a trailer was out. We sought some time from the court in order to take instructions from the petitioner and arrange the screening of the film.
While speaking to the media, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said his earlier decision about the film (ban) still stands.