Reports are that Kshatriya community leaders from BJP have apparently written to the Chief Election Commissioner demanding the stalling of "Padmavati" release ahead of Gujarat elections.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said that his government will not allow the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati" in the state as it "hurts the sentiments of the Rajput community". In fact, Chittaurgarh MP CP Joshi had asked in the petition committee on November 20 that history has been distorted in "Padmavati", after which the petition group has issued a notice to Sanjay Leela Bhansali taking cognizance of the petition.
"We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated", said Rupani, in a tweet.
"There are elections here and there could be a law and order situation. Whatever official communication with regards to the film needs to be made, you will receive it from the producers", Ranveer said. Madhya Pradesh banned the film a couple of days ago and there have been protests against the movie in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Mishra, who headed the jury for the non-feature film category of the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India 2017, said the festival was a place of pilgrimage to him as he started his career from IFFI. However, it did prove to be helpful to curb the protests.
"We will not allow anyone's sentiments to be hurt".
"There are issues with the film, our sympathy is with those who are protesting against it and that is the reason we will not allow its release in the state till those issues are resolved", Rupani had said. Karani Army alleges that romance has been shown in the movie between the Sultan of Allauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati of Delhi, which is tainted with history.
Madhya Pradesh was the first state to ban the film with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing on Monday that "Padmavati" will not hit silver screens if the "objectionable" scenes in the movie were not withdrawn.