Padmavati row: Supreme Court blasts on CMs, ministers for commenting against "Padmavati"

Erica Roy
November 29, 2017

The plea filed by Sharma also sought prosecution of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The top court further directed officials holding responsible positions to avoid commenting on the film, since it amounts "to pre-judging it".

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and justices A M Khanvilkar and D Y Chandrachud stated, "When the matter is pending the consideration of the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not?"

Further observing the judgement statements as violative of the principle of Rule of Law, Supreme Court affirmed, "those holding public offices should not comment on such issues".

Meanwhile, Padmavati has been in the news these days, thanks to the protests against its release.

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The irked bench, however, did not impose cost on Sharma keeping in view the fact that he has been a practising lawyer of the apex court.

At least five chief ministers from BJP-ruled states have spoken out against the yet-to-be-released movie, claiming that it could "hurt sentiments" of the Rajput community and create a law and order problem.

Several state governments, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have said they will not allow the release of the film Pdmavati as of now. The movie features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, Shahid Kapoor as MaharajaRawal Ratan Singh, Jim Sarbh, and Aditi Rao Hydari.

Upcoming film, Padmavati has been receiving support from the film fraternity despite protests from various religious groups.

He also refuted reports that the film would be release overseas on December 1.

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