'Padmaavat' won't release in Haryana, says Anil Vij

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 15:22 IST

Haryana (Haryana) [India], January 16 (ANI): Despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), 'Padmaavat' won't be released in Haryana, Health minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday.

"In the meeting, I said it should be banned in Haryana keeping in view law & order situation in state. Cabinet supported this & we decided it will be banned in Haryana," Vij told ANI.

Haryana is the third Indian state after Rajasthan and Gujarat to have banned the screening of the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.

The flick, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmaavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

The CBFC has suggested five modifications in 'Padmavato', which included changing the film's title to 'Padmaavat', in December last year.

The flick is all set to hit theatres on January 25. (ANI)