Shocking statement from MP HM
If Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh is to be believed, playing songs from Padmaavat is illegal! Madhya Pradesh is among the six states which has banned the period drama slated to be released on January 25, citing law and order problem.
But so far, there was no instructions that soundtrack of the movie can't be played. However, MP HM Singh was quoted by ANI as saying that people should call police if they find individuals listening to 'banned songs'.
He was reacting to Karni Sena's attack in a school in Ratlam on Monday where the students performed on the song 'Ghoomar' from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. The incident was reported from Saint Paul's Convent School, where students from grades one to five performed to the song during their annual day function. Following this, members of the Karni Sena allegedly destroyed school property while the performance was going on. The police were informed about the incident and reached the spot to investigate. One student got injured in the alteraction.
Bhoopendra Singh was quoted by ANI as saying, "MP govt banned Padmaavat, people shouldn't even play songs of it. If someone plays a banned song, it must be reported to police and not take matter in your own hands. Action to be taken against culprit".
So while he promised to take action against culprits who indulged in vandalism, the minister also made it clear that playing songs from the banned movie is tantamount to breaking law.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear tomorrow a plea of the producers of the controversial Deepika Padukone-starrer movie Padmaavat opposing the ban imposed on its screening by various state governments.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the counsel of Viacom 18 and other producers of the film that the plea be heard urgently as the movie was set for all- India release on January 25.
Governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have declared that they will not allow screening of the movie, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.
With agency inputs