Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has now been banned by Bihar Government. CM Nitish Kumar issued a statement saying that the film will not be released in Bihar, until the concerned parties issue an adequate clarification.
Reportedly protests are being staged outside Bihar legislative assembly, with several politicians of the BJP protesting against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film.
The decision has come after the Supreme Court dismisses a plea to ban the film.
“When matter is pending for CBFC’s consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not? It’ll prejudice decision making of CBFC…All concerned people, holding responsible posts must be guided by rule of law and shouldn’t venture into passing comments on films which haven’t been cleared by CBFC. It’ll prejudice minds of board members while taking a decision."
Earlier the film has been banned in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Initially slated for a December 02 release, the film has now been indefinitely postponed.