SOS Supreme Court! Deepika-Ranveer-Shahid-Bhansali's CRY FOR HELP!!

After facing ban from the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, the makers of Padmaavat have now moved the highest court in the country to get the imposed ban lifted. Read on to know more...
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures have now knocked on the doors of Supreme Court for lifting the ban imposed by various states on their upcoming magnum opus, Padmaavat. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh has been on the anvil for quite long, and the latest to hit the makers is the ban by the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud considered the submission of the counsel of the producer that the matter be heard urgently in view of the ban on its release by various state governments.

On the same lines, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje also stated, “The movie will not be screened in any cinema hall in the state. Rani Padmini’s sacrifice is associated with honour, esteem and pride of the state, so Rani Padmini is not merely a history chapter for us, but is our self-esteem. We will not allow her dignity to be hurt howsoever,” the CM said in a statement.Stating that the decision was taken to “respect the emotions of public in the state”, Raje instructed Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria to ensure that the film is not screened in the state.

The Gujarat government issues a circular among all state departments and asked to ensure that the film isn't screened anywhere across the state.

Baring aside the aforementioned states, there are the CM's of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal who have openly showed their support for the film, and assured the makers that the film will have a smooth sail in their respective states.

Padmaavat is scheduled to hit theatres on January 25, but there are reports doing the rounds that the film might move a day ahead and release on January 24 itself. However, there is no official confirmation on the same yet.

Coming back to the matter at hand, the Supreme Court will have to come up with a decision super fast as the filmmakers don't have a lot of days remaining before the film's release.

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