After the Supreme Court gave a green signal to the country-wide release of the upcoming film Padmaavat, the Rajasthan government is apparently going to resort to legal battle to ban the film in the state. As per the reports, the state government is considering a review petition to challenge the Supreme Court verdict on the film. A committee of the law and home ministry officials has been formed and sent to New Delhi. After studying the Supreme Court decision, the committee will make a move to nullify the verdict with a legal approach.
CM Raje on the Controversy
Recently during the Ajmer visit of the CM, the Rajput community met her and insisted her to ban the film in the state. To this, the Minister clarified that the government had already banned the film. However, after the Supreme Court verdict, the government will be closely analyzing the situation and will think of a possible solution which can prevent the film release.
Supreme Court Verdict
Recently, the Supreme Court had rejected the appeal to cancel the U/A certificate given to the film by CBFC. The bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khanvilkar and Justice DV Chnadrachud refused the immediate hearing on the petition and said that the censor board considers all aspects before certifying the films and hence the court will not intervene in the board’s decision. Moreover, the ban on the film in 4 states namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana was also nullified with this verdict.
Karni Sena’s Take on the Release
The Karni Sena is quite upset and agitated with the Supreme Court Verdict. Apparently, the upcoming Jaipur Literature Fest, which is going to have CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi as one of the speakers, has got in trouble. This is because the Karni Sena has stated that Joshi will not be allowed to enter the state, after the Padmaavat controversy.
Not just the literary fest, the Karni Sena has warned that more places will be subjected to violent protests if the film is released. There are chances that the law and order situation will be at risk for those who choose to go to watch the film in theatres. Although the government is aiming to take a legal approach and is trying its best to stop the release, only time will decide the fate of the film, especially in Rajasthan.