Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial movie “Padmavati” will not be released in the state until the controversies related the film are resolved.
“People’s sentiments have been hurt and we are aware of this.To prevent law and order situation and sentiments, till all issues are resolved, this film will not release in Gujarat,” he said.
“The festival of elections is taking place in the state. In order to avoid any controversy, film ‘Padmavati’ will not be released in Gujarat until all the controversial issues related to the movie are resolved,” Rupani said.
BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who has been booked for announcing bounty over Bhansali, Deepika’s heads, said he would not allow anyone to watch Padmavati, claiming that the heroic character of ‘Rani Padmavati’ has been shown in a bad light in the period drama. “I do not want to see the movie and I will not let anybody else watch it. If you call it ‘gundagardi’ (hooliganism), it does not affect me,” he told reporters at a press conference.
Meanwhile, a Lok Sabha committee has asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to submit a report on the fate of the film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, by November 30.