Apart from Rajasthan, at least 3 other states will not allow Padmaavat’s release
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ might have stoked controversy in Rajashthan first, but at least three other states have said no to screening the film despite getting a U/A certification from the CBFC. The film is scheduled to release on January 25.
Although the Rajput community had called for a nationwide ban, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh were the first two states ban the films from screening in their respective states. Later, Madhya Pradesh too declined to allow the film’s screening.
While speaking to the media, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said his earlier decision about the film (ban) still stands. The same day, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani also said the state “will not release Padmaavat”.
So far, only Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has said the film will be allowed to release in his state. Even if no other state prohibits the film’s release, the ban in just these four states is expected to affect the box-office collections of the Rs 150 crore magnum opus.