As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is inching towards its release date, the protest against the film seems quite growing. Now, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments have asked the Supreme Court to recall its verdict of January 18 which gave reprieve to the makers.
The group that has led these protests, the Karni Sena, has also asked the top court to ban the film saying its makers twisted history. All three petitions will be heard tomorrow.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea by the two BJP-ruled states on Tuesday.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Viacom 18, the producer of the movie, opposed any urgent hearing on any such interim application.[ecp code=”4″]
The two state governments want the apex court to modify its ruling while claiming that states are empowered under the Cinematograph Act to stop the screening of a movie on grounds of law and order. They want SC to modify its verdict.
The court, however, agreed to hear the applications tomorrow.
The Supreme Court has given a big decision on the film Padmaavat. The court ordered that the film will release in all states on January 25 and suspended the ban orders by four states.
The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, is based on the saga of historic battle of 13th century between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.