Despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ‘Padmaavat’ won’t be released in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said reports PTI.
Gujarat is the third state after Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh to have banned the screening of the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial that stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor
Post that, the ban was not lifted from Madhya Pradesh either as Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan indicated that the film ‘Padmavat’ will not be allowed to be released in his state.
Asked if the film would be banned in Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan told reporters , “Jo Kaha tha, wo hoga (What I had said, will happen).” However, he did not clarify any further.
Chouhan was talking to reporters after attending a state-level mass `Surya Namaskar and Pranayam’ event organised to mark the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda.
The film has received a clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification after the change of title and some script modifications.
While speaking to some members of the Rajput community on November 20 last 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”.
“We will not tolerate any distortion of historical facts. The entire country is speaking in one voice that historical facts were distorted (in the movie),” he had said.