Padmaavat row: Supreme Court to hear petitions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

Padmaavat row: Supreme Court to hear petitions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

However, now, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have moved the Supreme Court for modification of its order staying the ban on Padmaavat.

Meanwhile, the movie's producer Viacom 18 Motion Pictures is considering postponing the movie's release in Rajasthan because the protests in the state may turn violent, the Economic Times reported. The top court, however, preserved that the states were under a constitutional duty to maintain law and order.

This has not stopped the continuing protests of the Rajput Karni Sena against Bhansali's film, claiming Padmaavat "distorts" Rani Padmavati's legend.

The apex court has also restrained any other state from issuing similar notifications and orders prohibiting screening.

Brandishing the bottle of petrol, the youth said he would climb down only when the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh-starrer movie is banned across India.

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Padmaavat is slated to hit the screens on January 25. On Sunday, thousands of women brandishing swords took out a "Chetavani Rally" (warning march) in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town, demanding a ban on the film and threatening to do self-immolation (jauhar) if the authorities fail to stop its release.

In Bhopal, members of the Rajput group, held demonstration outside Jyoti Talkies and warned of consequences if the film was released.

The trouble surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmaavat refuses to go away.

The Supreme Court had earlier struck down the bans imposed by several states on the controversial movie Padmaavat, clearing the way for its release on January 25.

In a related development, the MP cinema hall association on Sunday took a decision to release the movie despite threat to disrupt the screening of the film given by Rajput Karni Sena. PIL on Padmavathi The Supreme court recently gave the verdict that there should be no hurdles for the release of the movie as it was cleared by the censor board.

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