NEW DELHI/BHOPAL/CHANDIGARH: Madhya Pradesh banned Bollywood film Padmavati on Monday but the Supreme Court refused to stay its release.
The top court said the film was yet to get the censor board’ s clearance. According to a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the court can’ t stop a statutory body, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), from carrying out its duty.
The CBFC returned the film to the producers, saying the application form was “incomplete ”.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told delegation that the Rajput community, which is protesting the film’ s depiction of Rani Padmini, or Padmavati, that his government won’t tolerate any “wrong portrayal of a character worshipped by the nation”.
Rajasthan will not allow the movie to be screened in the state without “necessary changes” suggested by chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
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