New Delhi, Jan 25: Despite the Supreme Court’s green signal to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat countrywide release, screening of the controversial film will not take place in four BJP ruled states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.
The multiplex association of India said that the film will not be released in these states, because the administration told them that the law and order situation is not conducive, Zee news reported.
In several sates, iconic film releases in several states today.
The film, mired in controversy for its “misrepresentations” and “distortion of facts,” has led to violent protests in various parts of the country over past few weeks.
The Central Board of Film Certification cleared the film for release after suggesting five modifications that the makers agreed to incorporate.
Dismissing the last ditch efforts by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments to block its January 25 release, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states to comply with its order not to stand in the way of the release of controversial film “Padmaavat”.
dismissed a plea against release of the movie — earlier titled “Padmavati” — outside India.
A day ahead of release, fringe groups took to the streets in several states, including Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, protesting against the screening of the film.
The film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, was initially scheduled to release on December 1 last year, after struggling almost over a month-and-a-half, the film hit the threaters today.