After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati

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"Padmavati" features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.

"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 for release in Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said while addressing members of the Rajput community here at his residence. "Modi-Ji (Prime Minister) you have to speak". Also, Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan had written a letter to the Information and Broadcasting minister, Smriti Irani stating that she will let Padmavati release in her state only if the controversial parts are removed.

"The BJP has also issued a show cause notice to Amu", he said while also pointing to an FIR against the state leader.

"Etihaisik tathyon se khilwaad kar agar Padmavati ji ke samman ke khilaaf film mein drishya dikhaye gaye hain, uss Film ka pradharshan Madhya Pradesh ki dharti par nahi hoga (The history has been tinkered with and Queen Padmavati has been shown in poor ligh, such a movie will not be allowed in Madhya Pradesh)", he said. And how come our I&B Minister or our most popular Honourable PM (according to PEW - American think tank PEW poll) are maintaining stoic silence.

The Patna Sahib MP did not spare Bollywood top guns either.

Meanwhile, the Karni Sena, which is leading the protests against the film, continued its offensive.

He lashed at Padukone for her remarks that no force could stop the film's release.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in a video appeal earlier this month, had stated that there was no such sequence in the movie and he was careful in depicting the "Rajput honour and dignity".

The film is in the eye of a storm following protests from conservative groups over alleged tampering of historical facts, a contention Bhansali has denied repeatedly.

Historians are divided on whether Rani Padmavati even existed but irate Rajput groups have called the film an insult to their honour.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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