UP Government issues green signal to SLB’s film ‘Padmaavat’


LUCKNOW: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat has been facing controversy since its making. Now, CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday issued green signal to movie in Uttar Pradesh. The film features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.

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As per CBFC, Padmaavat is scheduled to hit the theatres now on January 25 in UP.

Prior, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announced that film ‘Padmavat’ will not be permitted to release in Rajasthan. In Mumbai, more than 70 protesters of the Rajasthan-based Karni Sena were arrested.

More than 30 Karni Sena followers were arrested from Haji Ali during strike.

The movie was earlier slated to hit the theatres on Dec 1.

Rajput group involving Karni Sena protested against the movie in several parts of India over the wrong representation of queen Padmini in film.

The movie makers have refused the charges.

A three member panel was made to give their opinion over the film and it stated that the film must not be released.

“The movie should be canned and thrown into the flames of Jauhar. We have heard that it is releasing on January 25 and if so happens we will take to streets and appeal our youths to hold public curfew at cinema halls,” Kalvi asserted.

He added, “I will hold deliberations with Delhi government in this issue.”

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CBFC took decision on December 28 to issue movie a U/A certification along with some changes and recommended that its title must be modified to Padmaavat.