The makers of Padmaavat moved to the Supreme Court after more than four states including, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana decided to ban the film, which is finally scheduled to release on January 25. The producers breated a sigh of relief earlier in the morning as SC stayed the ban on the movie, which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. However, after the supreme court’s judgement, Rajput Karni Sena members in Raipur have said that cinema halls showing the film will be “burnt down”.
Members of Rajput Community have submitted a memorandum to Chhattisgarh Home Minister, Ramsewak Paikra demanding ban on Padmaavat in their state. “Cinema halls screening the film would be burnt down. No changes hereafter are acceptable. We want a complete ban,” a member said while submitting the memorandum. ALSO READ: Padmaavat wins! Supreme Court lifts ban on the film imposed by four states
Raipur: Members of Rajput Community submitted a memorandum to state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra demanding ban on #Padmaavat in the state, say ‘Cinema halls screening the film would be burnt down. No changes hereafter are acceptable. We want a complete ban’. pic.twitter.com/LA87flL4kF
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Padmaavat is hitting the theatres with Pad Man that stars Akshay Kumar in the lead. Although it’s a big clash at the box office, but now that SC has lifted the ban on the film, it makes things easier for the SLB directorial as states like Rajastan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are important territories for the film which is a story about Rajput queen who becomes the object of an emperor’s lustful eyes that leads to a war.
Deepika plays Rani Padmavati, while Shahid Kapoor is her husband, Maharawal Ratan Singh. Ranveer essays the character of the menacing, Allaudin Khilji.
Based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem Padmavat, the film will also release in Tamil and Telugu, in addition to Hindi. It is also the first Indian film that will have a global IMAX 3D release. It has been cleared for release by the Central Board of Film Certification with a U/A release certificate post the incorporation of only 5 modifications.