Padmaavat banned in Gujarat after Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh


Mumbai: After Rajasthan Chief Minister chose to ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" in the state, On Friday Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announced that the controversial film will not hit theatres in his state, as per reports.

Asked if the film would be banned in Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan told reporters, "Jo kaha tha, wo hoga (What I had said, will happen)". Here's a look at how state governments have reacted to the release of the film in different parts of the country. We will not tolerate any distortion of historical facts.

Speaking to reports, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the government will not allow the screening of the movie in the state.

From being named "Padmavati" to "Padmaavat", Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film has had a tough ride so far. On one hand CBFC has cleared the film with an U/A Certificate to make sure it gets a wide release and several Indian states are banning this 200 crore giant audio visual production over breakfast.

The film has received a clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification after the change of title and some script modifications.

The film is slated for a 25th January release and stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. After Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat has also banned the film in the entire region.

The controversy around Padmaavat has arisen due to alleged "improper" portrayal of the legendary Rajput queen, but even otherwise Gujarat has a history of banning films over trivial issues like hurting sentiments of some sections of people. "We have not revoked it, hence there is no question of the film being released in the state", he said.