Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

No 'Padmavat' Screening In Rajasthan, Confirms CM Vasundhara Raje

No 'Padmavat' Screening In Rajasthan, Confirms CM Vasundhara Raje

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi today said the certification process of Padmavat is complete and reports about cuts are simply "untrue".

Reacting to the decision of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to oppose the release of the film "Padmavat" in Rajasthan, the Congress on Tuesday said that the Narendra Modi Government should explain why she is opposing the film's release despite it's clearance by the Censor Board.

The CBFC suggested few modifications in the controversial movie, which included changing of the film's title, in December a year ago.

Also, speculations rife that Padmavat is set to release on January 25, which is also the release date of Akshay Kumar's Padman.

Addressing reporters, National Convenor of the Karni Sena, Lokendra Singh Kalvi said they will financially harm the producer of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali and said their demand now was a ban on the film.

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Travellers were unable to book tickets as the advanced booking counters remained shut at the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus today. The chief minister said even during the DMK regime Rs 922 crore had been kept pending for disbursal to retired employees.

The movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been mired in a row after the Shree Rajput Karni Sena claimed it distorted historical facts related to the Rajput community. "This has already been communicated by the CBFC and a U/A certificate has been given to the film".

As protests spread across various states, the film had to miss its earlier scheduled release.

Padmini's sacrifice is a matter of honour and pride for the state and hence Rani Padmini is not just a chapter in history but our dignity.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Ashok Parnami also said that the film Padmavat would not be released in Rajasthan. The development came after Rajput outfits announced that they will not allow the film to release in theatres, even if they had to resort to violence.

"There is nothing called as "Padmavati", I believe", Parrikar said, in apparent reference to the change of the film's name from "Padmavati" to "Padmavat".

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