Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is in deep troubles due to all the controversies. Now the governments of many states have sought a ban on the film.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has banned the flick in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Rajput Community had reportedly submitted a memorandum before CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking a ban on ‘Padmavati’. The CM has reportedly said that he won’t be allowing the release of Bhansali’s magnum opus in his state.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that although no one should take the law in their hands, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also at fault because of the situation he has created with his film. The deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, announced that he will not let Padmavati release in the state until all controversial scenes are removed.
Punjab’s chief minister Amardiner Singh has also supported the protests against the movie. He said, “Nobody will accept the distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so.” Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje said that Padmavati will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Gujarat government has requested the Election Commision to release the film after elections.
CBFC has not screened the film yet as they are under a lot of political pressure. The delay in certification has pushed the film to February 2018. But with the current scenario, the release seems highly unlikely.