The producers of the Rs 150 crore magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the ban on the film in four states. The film, incidentally, has been cleared by the CBFC.
A bench comprising chief justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud considered the submission of the counsel of the producer that the matter be heard urgently in view of the ban on its release by various state governments.
The makers approached the apex court a day after Haryana became the fourth state in the country to ban the film’s release. Apart from Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie citing law and order issues.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is scheduled to be released on 25 January.