Padmaavat: After Rajasthan, Gujarat bans film


"Jo kaha hai wahi hoga (Whatever I said earlier would continue to remain in force)", he said. Even if no other state prohibits the film's release, the ban in just these four states is expected to affect the box-office collections of the Rs 150 crore magnum opus.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police detained 96 people protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certification's office condemning its decision to give the film a UA certificate, ANI reported.

While speaking to some members of the Rajput community on November 20 past year, Chouhan had made it clear that the film would not be allowed to release in the state if it contains scenes "breaching the honour" of the Rajput queen Padmavati or features "distorted 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. The CBFC has suggested five modifications in, which included changing the film's title. The film is finally up for release on January 25th when Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor's film will clash with Akshay Kumar-Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer "PadMan" in midst of protests by Karni Sena demanding a ban on the film.

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The film has faced strong opposition from several Rajput groups for alleged distortion of history.

Earlier this week, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje observed that Bhansali's "Padmavat" will not be allowed to hit theatres in the state.

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are ruled by the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chief minister Vijay Rupani said the film will not release in the state according to a tweet shared on Friday.