New Delhi, Jan 12: Despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ‘Padmaavat’ won’t be released in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Friday.
Gujarat is the second Indian state after Rajasthan to have banned the screening of the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.
Other states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, which had indicated that the film will not be allowed to be released in November — are yet to announce their final decisions.
The film, mired in controversy over its plot line, has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), with a U/A certification in consultation with a three-member advisory panel.
CBFC cleared it after five modifications and renamed from “Padmavati” to “Padmavat” and now titled “Padmavat”, is scheduled to release on January 25 across India.
Meanwhile, more than 100 Shri Rajput Karni Sena workers were detained on Friday for protesting outside the CBFC office in Mumbai in connection with the release of ‘Padmavat’.
The protesters said changing the name of the film from ‘Padmavati’ to Padmavat was not enough.
However, the film will not be released in Gujarat and Rajasthan.