SC stayed ban order sans listening to us, says Anil Vij

ANI | Updated: Jan 18, 2018 17:50 IST

Ambala (Haryana) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): Responding to the Supreme Court order to stay the ban on the release of 'Padmavaat' in four states - Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat - Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said the court has given the decision without listening to their side.

"Supreme Court gave the decision without listening to our side. Since it is the highest judicial forum, we will abide by the decision. We will also examine the decision and see if there is any scope of appealing against it," Vij told ANI.

Earlier in the day, the top court stayed notifications issued by the four states to ban the release of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum-opus.

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).

Producers of 'Padmaavat' yesterday moved the top court to convince the aforementioned states to withdraw their ban on the release of the film.

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

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