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After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati

After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati

However, sources at Viacom 18 said they were not planning to release the film anywhere in the world without the CBFC nod. "We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated", NDTV quoted him.

However, while this means that nothing stops the film from releasing overseas (unless the Supreme Court intervenes), it also opens up the possibility of pirated versions of the movie being made available before it finally gets to open in India.

The Rajput Samaj of United Kingdom today launched a boycott against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film "Padmavati" in the country after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared the film without any cuts. In another development, as many as 42 people belonging to the Rajput community from Rajasthan were taken into preventive custody for staging a demonstration against the film's release in the State. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear the plea on Tuesday that alleged that the makers of Padmavati misrepresented facts before the court with regard to the censor board's approval on releasing songs and the promo.

The release of the film, which was earlier slated for December 1, has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate.




The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), meanwhile, passed the film without cuts.

On Sunday, even a member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered 100 million rupees ($2 million AUS) to anyone who beheads the lead actor, Deepika Padukone, and the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, according to AP reports. After those two incidents, protests against the film nearly went silent. In recent times, several political leaders and goons of right-wing groups have announced death threats against Deepika and Bhansali.

Amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji's characters, many Rajput groups and others have been protesting against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.