West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 20 November condemned the ongoing controversy over the film, labeling it as "unfortunate" and a "calculated plan" to destroy freedom of expression.
"This is ridiculous. Chouhan made this announcement even before the movie was cleared by the censor board".
Padmavati'will not be allowed to be screened in Madhya Pradesh if historical facts are "distorted" in the film, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Monday.
"Unless the objectionable scenes are removed, I will not let the film to be released across the state", he told a gathering after holding a meeting with representatives of Rajput community.
Rajput groups allege distortion of historical facts in Padmavati
Amarinder Singh, in his comments said: "Anything that is historical event... no one will object. We will now protest to ensure governments in other states follow MP's example too", said Kiran Suryavanshi Rathore, Karni Sena Bhopal district leader. In the post, Malviya had written that filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali who understand "jooton ki bhasha" (language of shoes) can not understand the greatness of Rani Padmavati's jauhar, as female members in the family of such filmmakers change their husbands daily. The CM has reportedly said that he won't be allowing the release of Bhansali's magnum opus in his state. "The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves". Captain Amarinder Singh, the CM of Punjab, has slammed the film and praised the protestors. "All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice". "We condemn this super emergency", Banerjee tweeted.
This comes after the makers of "Padmavati" voluntarily deferred the release date of the film.
Spearheaded by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, several groups have taken to the streets to protest against the screening of the film in various parts of the country.They've abused and given the Padmavati cast and crew dire life threats, as well.
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