Delhi police to ensure hassle-free release of Padmaavat

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 15:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Friday assured tight security in the cinema halls for a hassle-free screening of the controversial film 'Padmaavat'.

"Delhi Police will maintain security at all cinema halls. We are constantly in touch with the cinema hall management and the people living in those areas. We believe the film will release here hassle-free," Deependra Pathak, Delhi Police Chief Spokesperson told ANI.

The Delhi Police's statement comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the notifications issued by four states - Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat - to ban the release of the film 'Padmaavat'.

In its interim order, the court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film after permission has been granted by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the film is based on the 16th century Sufi poet Mohammad Jayasi's poem 'Padmaavat'.

The film is all set for a worldwide release on January 25 in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. It will be the first Indian film to get a global IMAX 3D release. (ANI)