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Karni Sena creates ruckus outside theatre playing 'Padmavati' trailer in Madhya Pradesh

21 November 2017

He has also complained to the petition committee of the Parliament and the Union ministry of information and broadcasting.Joshi also wrote a letter to the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, insisting on prior approval by the erstwhile Mewar royal family and historians.

After Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced at a public meeting that Padmavati will not release in his state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also told the media that films that distort history will not be permitted to release.

Describing Padmavati as "Rashtra Mata" (mother of the nation), he said, "She had made supreme sacrifices (for a good cause)".

"If there are scenes breaching the honour of queen Padmavati, then the movie will not be allowed to be exhibited on the land of Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said addressing members of the Rajput community at his residence here.

Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had said that the film should not be screened till objectionable scenes are deleted.

The chief minister said any distortion of historical facts will not be tolerated.

The Centre is keeping a close watch over the situation arising out of the protests against the controversial film "Padmavati" even though the makers of the movie have deferred its release, officials said on Monday.

"We condemn this super emergency".

Protests are a justified recourse in a democratic system, said Singh, who leads the Congress government in Punjab. "All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice,".

The film has been facing controversy since director Sanjay Leela Bhansali started its shooting earlier this year.

Some Hindu groups, mainly the Karni Sena of Rajasthan, have been vigorously protesting against the movie's release while some political outfits have demanded that its release be deferred in view of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Various religious organisations, spearheaded by Shri Rajput Karni Sena, have alleged that director Bhansali has distorted facts in the film. Its elaborate sets were also vandalised during shooting schedules in Jaipur and Kolhapur.

Karni Sena creates ruckus outside theatre playing 'Padmavati' trailer in Madhya Pradesh