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After movie, Madhya Pradesh ‘bans’ songs from 'Padmaavat'

By Deepika

Two days after members of Karni Sena vandalised a school in Madhya Pradesh following a dance performance on Padmaavat movie's ghoomar song, state Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh said that the since the movie is banned in the state, the people shouldn't play its songs.

Padmaavat poster

The minister was responding to Tuesday's attack on a school in the state's Ratlam district.

Singh, however, added that action will be taken against the culprits who damaged the property in a school in Ratlam district's Jaora in Madhya Pradesh.

"MP govt banned Padmaavat, people shouldn't even play songs of it. If someone plays a banned song, it must be reported to police & not take matter in your own hands. Action to be taken against culprits," he said, as reported by news agency ANI.

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie has time and again run into trouble with members of the Karni Sena, who have alleged that the movie shows Rajput legacy in bad light, and that it has tampered with several historical facts.

In Madhya Pradesh, Rajput Samaj is unwilling to give a nod to the film for public screening even after it was cleared by the CBFC. CM Chouhan had assured the Samaj members that distortion of historical facts would not be allowed and the film will not be screened in MP theatres, if public sentiments were hurt.

Last week, state chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had said that the ban on the movie will continue despite being cleared by the Central Board for Film Certificate (CBFC).

Apart from Madhya Pradesh, the governments of Gujarat, Haryana and Rajasthan also banned the movie from the states. Producers of Padmaavat on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against their decision.

OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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