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'Padmavat' will not be released in Rajasthan: CM Vasundhara Raje

'Padmavat' will not be released in Rajasthan: CM Vasundhara Raje

However, it will not be screened in Rajasthan.

In the case of Udta Punjab, producers Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap went to the Bombay High Court to get their film cleared (only a few minor cuts were imposed), but that's not the case with Padmavat, whose delay has already cost a significant amount to producers Viacom Motion Pictures.

Earlier, Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie was slated to release on December 1, but postponed due to the controversy over its plot. "We will not allow defamation of her honour". The censor board gave green signal to the Padmavat with the U/A certificate and 5 changes. However, Raje has stated that given the sentiments of the people, the movie is forbidden to be screened in Rajasthan as she can not allow defamation of Rani Padmini's honor.

It is no secret that Padman makers had announced the release date much earlier, and are not happy with the box-office clash.

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Gogamedi also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discharge Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Rajyavardhan Rathore from their respective offices for their support to "Padmavat". "Then why do they want to show the film?"

Meanwhile, the Karni Sena has also urged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to stall the film's release in Delhi. This movie has been made to divide the Hindus, and to divide Hindus and Muslims; this movie is part of a controversy created to create communal riots in the country", Gogamedi said, and added, "This is a direct terror activity on Hindu culture.

The film in question has been in the eye of storm since its inception and was slated to release on December 1 a year ago.

CBFC, in consultation with a special advisory panel, saw the movie last month and chose to grant the film a U/A certificate with five modifications, including title change and two disclaimers.