Padmavati row: Film banned in Madhya Pradesh, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has now said that Padmavati will not release in his state.
The witchhunt to ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati in India continues. It looks like the political groups are succeeding.In the latest development on the Padmavati row, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the film won't be allowed to release in Madhya Pradesh.
Before Madhya Pradesh, distributors refused to pick up the film in Rajasthan too.
Spearheaded by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, groups are now taking to the streets to protest against the screening of the film. They've abused and given the Padmavati cast and crew dire life threats, as well.
Padmavati was slated to release on December 1. However, the release has been delayed, as the filmmakers submitted incomplete documents to the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certifcation).
With the CBFC deciding to implement the rule that says that filmmakers need to submit their films 68 days before the release of the film, doesn't look like the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film will hit the screens anytime soon.
The release of Padmavati has been postponed indefinitely. The CBFC has even turned down the application of the Padmavati makers to speed up the process.
The Karni Sena has been up in arms against Bhansali for the alleged 'distortion of history' in Padmavati. In the past few weeks, there have been threats and calls for beheading Bhansali and the film's lead actress, Deepika Padukone.
Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji. The film is based on the 1303 siege of Chittorgarh by Alauddin Khilji.