Padmaavat row: Rajputs reject SC clearance, wants complete ban
Even after Supreme Court of India scrapped the ban imposed on producers of 'Padmaavat' movie by four states, Members of Rajput Community on Thursday submitted a memorandum to state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra demanding a ban on Padmaavat in the state.
In the memorandum, it said,'' if the Cinema halls are screening the film, it would be burnt down. No changes hereafter are acceptable. We want a complete ban'.
The film is scheduled to be released on January 25. At least six states- Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Haryana have banned the screening of the Padmaavat citing sentiments of Rajput community in their states.
The Rs 190 crore budget Padmaavat movie is produced by Ajit Andhare and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Owing to the costs mounted on the film by the delay in the release, Box Office India declared the Padmaavat film to be first Bollywood film to exceed Rs 200 crore (US$31 million) in its budget, which makes it most expensive Hindi film of all time.
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures (India) and Paramount Pictures (International) are distributors of the movie.