One of the most controversial film Padmaavat which was not released in Madhya Pradesh last month due to heavy protest from Rajput Karni Sena, is likely to hit the screens in the state this week.
Film distributors and theatre owners have agreed to screen the film after the state government assured to provide adequate security cover.
“We had sought security cover from the state government for cinema halls and audiences for the screening of Padmaavat. The officials concerned assured us to provide security cover during the film’s screening.
“Accordingly, Padmaavat might be screened on 8 February in Indore and elsewhere in the state,” Central Circuit Cine Association president Jaiprakash Chouksey said.
We have made preparations to provide security cover at the cinema halls for the release of the movie,” Indore range deputy inspector general (DIG) HC Mishra told PTI.
Secretary of Bhopal Cinema Owners Association, Azizuddin, said that within three hours of the release of the film in Indore, it would be screened in the state capital.
Of the 361 cinema halls across Madhya Pradesh, owners of 200 theatres are eagerly waiting to screen the movie, he said.
Meanwhile, Shri Rajput Karni Sena who continuously protest against the film Padmaavat has recently announced that they decided to withdraw their protest and accepted that the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs.
The magnum opus which released on January 25 is based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat. The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh.