Padmavati to release on December 1 in UK?

Alan Olson
November 24, 2017

His Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath had held the movie director responsible for hurting sentiments of Rajput community, while Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje government had sought edits in the film to remove objectionable sequences.

However, even if the producers of Padmavati got a favourable order from the apex court against Sharma's new plea and also received a nod from the Indian censor board for the movie's release, they may still not be out of the woods.

Earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on December 1, the release date of the film has been postponed by the makers till further notice.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday declared that the his government would not allow release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the poll-bound state.

The film has been riddled by controversy for a long time and the makers have pushed the release of the film to next year. The controversy over the period drama raged on with an education officer in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district issuing a circular banning a song from the film from being played in schools. "We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film", Padukone told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) last week. The board has asked the makers to resend the film for revision.

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Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now been banned in Gujarat state too.

Thereafter, members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena once again destroyed the sets of the film in Maharashtra.

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.

However, historians are yet to confirm whether queen Padmini actually existed or not and the film has been inspired by a 16th-century poem.

Amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji's characters, many Rajput groups and others have been protesting against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.

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