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Rajasthan govt to move SC on Monday seeking review of order staying ban on release of 'Padmaavat'

The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has said it will move the Supreme Court to seek review of its order allowing release of film Sanja Leela Bhansali film 'Padmaavat'.

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The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has said it will move the Supreme Court to seek review of its order allowing release of film Sanja Leela Bhansali film 'Padmaavat'.

The Supreme Court had earlier this week stayed notifications issued by some states banning the release of the controversial film, allowing the country-wide release of 'Padmaavat' on January 25. 

Rajasthan's Home and Justice minister Gulabchand Kataria said the state government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme court. The review petition would be filed on Monday or Tuesday, he said.

 

Kataria also asked the Karni Sena, a group protesting against the film, to be a party to the petition.

"After studying the supreme court's decision against the ban on the film, the state government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme court. The state government is of the view that the honour of the historic event of 'Jauhar' should be protected as per the public sentiment," he told reporters after a meeting with Karni Sena leaders.

"Govt of Rajasthan will move Supreme Court on Monday requesting it to suitably modify/review and stay its order on 'Padmaavat' on various grounds," Rajasthan's Additional Advocate General said, according to ANI. 

The governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had declared that they will not allow screening of the movie which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, despite censor clearance.

 

The producers, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, had approached the top court challenging the notification and orders issued by four states -- Gujarat Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh -- prohibiting exhibition of the film. 

After hearing, the apex court stayed notifications and orders issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting exhibition of the period drama in their states.

Meanwhile, Shri Rajput Sabha (SRB), the supreme body of the Rajputs, today accepted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's invitation asking them to watch the film with certain conditions. 

The Bhansali Productions sent the letter to Shree Rajput Karni Sena and Shree Rajput Sabha, inviting them to watch the film. The letter also stated that there is no dream sequence or love scene in the movie between Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji.

Responding to the letter, SRB said it would watch the movie only if Bhansali agrees to two conditions. 

 

"Would a suitable date be fixed to show the film to the remaining 6 persons out of 9 that were invited by Prasoon Joshi to see the film. Would he guarantee to go by the expert opinion of these six persons for making any changes suggested by them," Girraj Singh Lotwara, President of SRB, asked Bhansali in the letter. 

(With PTI inputs)

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