Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati continues to face new troubles with each passing day. After Rajasthan, UP and Madhya Pradesh, the government of Gujarat has also banned Padmavati.
Reports are that Kshatriya community leaders from BJP have apparently written to the Chief Election Commissioner demanding the stalling of ‘Padmavati’ release ahead of Gujarat elections.
Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, said today, “The government of Gujarat will not allow Padmavati – a movie hurting sentiments of Rajputs – to get released in the state. We can’t allow our history to be distorted. We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated.”
“There are elections here and there could be a law and order situation. Many sections are hurt and have opposed it too,” he said.
Padmavati which was earlier releasing on December 1, has been postponed. It is unlikely to release anytime soon now.