SC to hear Rajasthan, MP Govts' plea against 'Padmaavat' release

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 06:30 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh government seeking modification in its earlier order to lift a ban on the controversial flick 'Padmaavat' in the states.

The top court last week set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial Padmaavat.

Earlier, the apex court refused to entertain a plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma, who claimed that the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to 'Padmaavat' was illegal.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced that the state will abide by the Supreme Court orders on the controversial flick 'Padmaavat' and provide security to the cinema halls that will screen the movie.

The flick has run into trouble time and again, as members of several Rajput factions have accused the director of the film, Bhansali of distorting history.

Meanwhile, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus is all set for a worldwide January 25 release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

The film is based on 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem 'Padmavat'. (ANI)