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Padmaavat producers move Supreme Court challenging ban in four states

Padmaavat is scheduled for release on January 25. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Padmaavat Deepika Padukone Padmaavat is scheduled to release on January 25.

The producers of Bollywood period drama Padmaavat, previously known as Padmavati, Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the ban on the film in four states. The plea will be heard by the apex court on Thursday.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y 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 Tuesday, Haryana joined the list of states which banned the film from being screened. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Health Minister Anil Vij proposed the ban citing law and order problems. His proposal was supported by the Cabinet including the chief minister. The film has so far been banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. It is scheduled for release on January 25.

Asserting that the movie has undergone changes including in its title as suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification and is cleared by the board, the plea said that the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film. The producers moved the top court through senior lawyer Harish Salve and advocate Mahesh Agarwal, submitted, in a petition that the screening can be suspended in areas on account of law and order problem, but not across states.

Meanwhile, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court served a notice to CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi Tuesday, seeking his reply on a petition filed by one Kamta Prasad Singhal. The petitioner had sought a ban on the film’s release because it allegedly “glorified” Sati, a practice abolished in the 19th century.

The court, on November 9 last year, had dismissed the PIL but permitted the petitioner to move his grievance through a representation to the CBFC.

 

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  1. Sudalaimani Soundararaj
    Jan 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    Once censor board cleared the film only court has the power to ban the film, states have no power to ban any film citing law and order . If they are unable to maintain law and order then they should resign for inefficiency.
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    1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
      Jan 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm
      Bajirao was born into the Bhat family of Kokanastha Chitpavan Brahmin lineage.His father Balaji Vishwanath was the first Peshwa of Chhatrapati Shahu his mother was Radhabai. Baji Rao had a younger brother Chimaji Appa and two sisters, Bihubai Joshi and Anubai Ghorpade. The eldest of his sisters was married into a Deshastha family He spent his childhood in his father's newly acquired fiefdom of Saswad. Bajirao would often accompany his father on military campaigns. He was with his father when the latter was imprisoned by Damaji Thorat before being released for a ransom. When Vishwanath died in 1720, Shahu appointed the 20-year old Baji Rao as the Peshwa. He is said to have preached the ideal of Hindu Pad Padshahi (Hindu Empire),Bajirao intended to plant the Maratha flag upon the walls of Delhi and other cities governed by the invaded Mughals and their subjects. He intended to replace the Mughal Empire and create a Hindu-Pat-Padshahi,----RIP,---BAJI RAO,----Jai hind.
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      1. blackpower 666
        Jan 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm
        Bajirao was a brahmin peshwa. Peshwas were notorious for their atrocities and dehumanisation of dalits. it is a shame on humanity and indian history Maharashtrian society under the peshwa brahmin’s rule followed worst form of social discrimination based on caste wherein the lower strata of society such as untouchables were confined to the stringent Brahmanical laws and subsequently their mobility and development were impaired. The untouchables had to carry a broom stick attached to their backs so that when they enter into city, their footprints would not pollute the path. They were forced to put a pot around their neck to carry their spit in the pot. They were not allowed to hold any arms and education was completely barred. Untouchables were killed if they did not follow these restrictions
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      2. The Void
        Jan 17, 2018 at 11:58 am
        TOOLS OF CONVERSION BY MUGAL TERRORISTS :--------- 1. VIOLENCE: Most were converted using this methodology, Which included beating, killing, kidnap, rape to convert people forcibily, like taimur, khilji, aurangjeb did. ------------- 2.TAXES: Very low taxes for those who convert and very high taxes for those stay Hindus, like Jazia, agriculture taxes and all other taxes -------------- 3.LAWS and PUNISHMENTS:If anyone committed crime and choose to convert, he was given very less punishment, and very high punishment for those who remained Hindus. ------------- 4.MONEY: Many were given greed of money to convert to islamic cult. ------------ 5.LAND: Land was also given to some powerful but greedy and treacherous people if they convert......... SOURCE::: Various history books on medieval India, you can read yourself also......... Its was the great resistance and bravery of our previous generations who refused to convert and fought back that saved this land from becoming islamic state.
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        1. Ravi Singh
          Jan 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm
          Still HIDUS are 80 percent of India.
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          1. blackpower 666
            Jan 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm
            from the dungdefecating annals of Mo Bhagwat's Bhagwat Gita
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          2. The Void
            Jan 17, 2018 at 11:57 am
            THIS MOVIE IS NOT ONLY ABOUT INCORRECT PORTRAYAL OF HISTORY but also the issue of showing a terrorist as a hero..........was allauding a hero?? Then why bollywood is glorifying a terrorist? ...... Shame on bollywood for glorifying a terrorist JUST FOR MONEY.......This person killed and tortured thousands to convert them to islamic cult! ...........And ITS SAD that muslims/converts are defending this terrorist inspite of the fact that it was the same person who brutalized ur ancessotors to convert them to cult of islam............ and becaz of this reason, muslims have more reasons to hate this terrorist than we the hindus.......And if this bhansali shows true histroy then you converts will also see in this movie how that terrorist brutalized ur families to convert to that arbic cult...you will realize the truth then.... FACT HOLD SPECIAL SCREENING FOR CONVERTS FREE OF COST, if bhansali has shown it.
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            1. Ravi Singh
              Jan 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm
              HISTORY or fictional folk lore.
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              1. blackpower 666
                Jan 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm
                "THIS MOVIE IS NOT ONLY ABOUT INCORRECT PORTRAYAL OF HISTORY but also the issue of showing a terrorist as a hero" FROM THE DUNGDEFCATING ANNALS OF MO BHAGWAT'S BHAGWAT GITA - the primus inter pares of saffron standupcomedians!! wonder how many have died laughing reading this gaudung nonsense
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