Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Padmavati row: Shivraj Singh Chauhan bans film in Madhya Pradesh

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Andrew Cummings | 21 November, 2017, 01:00

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Monday that the movie "Padmavati" will not be allowed to be released in the state as it distorted facts about "mata" Padmavati.

Those feeling hurt by distortion of facts had the right to protest, he said, adding that protests were a justified recourse in a democratic system.

"If historical facts are distorted, and if anything is shown or said in the movie against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji, then that movie can not be allowed to release in the land of Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said, eliciting a rousing applause from the audience.

Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, too, has jumped on the bandwagon, by announcing that he will not let Padmavati release in the state until controversial scenes are snipped.

He said that queen Padmavati was a "true reflection of the Indian woman".

Addressing members of the Rajput community at his residence in Bhopal, Chouhan said the film would not be allowed to be screened in MP if it contains scenes "breaching the honour" of the Rajput queen or portrays "distorted facts".

Padmavati was slated to release on December 1; however, the release has been postponed, as the film is yet to receive approval from Central Board of Film Certification. "Nobody will accept distortion of history that they are doing", the CM said.

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West Bengal chief minister's stand in favour of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film comes amid protests against its release by Rajput groups and some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders across the country.

"We condemn this super emergency".

In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference also has written to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti looking for a ban on the movie.

The Trinamool Congress supremo exhorted the film industry to protest in unison.

Padmavati has the remarkable star cast Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

Some Hindu groups, mainly the Karni Sena of Rajasthan, have been vigorously protesting against the movie's release while some political outfits have demanded that its release be deferred in view of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

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