Published: Tue, January 23, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Padmaavat release: Karni Sena calls for 'Bharat bandh' on January 25

Padmaavat release: Karni Sena calls for 'Bharat bandh' on January 25

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said on January 12 that their governments would not allow the release of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-director film.

The wing members warned the PVR of serious consequences if the theatre screened the movie.

Several women and men, who were part of the rally, were holding swords and shouted slogans against "Padmaavat" film- maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat revolve around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji.

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Rajasthan and Gujarat governments had issued formal orders and notifications, while Haryana and Madhya Pradesh had stated they would not allow the exhibition of the film but had not issued any formal order.

Please enter your email. Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt today to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Copies of the letter was handed over to Shri Rajput Karni Sena state head Urmila Tomar, mentor Gajendra Singh Umath, division head Virendra Singh, Tikam Singh and Achala Sharma.

State home minister Gulab Chand Kataria invited Kalvi and other community leaders for a meeting inside his chambers in the state secretariat on Saturday.

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This decision comes despite the Supreme Court's directive to ensure its screening.

The Supreme Court had on January 25 paved the way for the nationwide release of "Padmaavat" by staying the ban on its screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan. They have, however, turned it down and again asked for a ban on the film. The dream sequence being talked about in the film is just a rumour and we have already apprised you about the same in the letter sent on January 29, 2017.

Karni Sena also called out to people to lay curfews at theatres across the country to stop the film's screening. On 18 January, the SC had ruled out any impositions of ban on Bhansali's magnum opus and maintained that in no situation can a film be banned after getting clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification.

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