Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati' outside India

Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati' outside India

Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati' outside India

The Supreme Court rejected a petition on Tuesday asking a stay on the United Kingdom release of Padmavati, and also took a strong stand against people holding public offices, including ministers and chief ministers of various states for making unnecessary comments.

Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan declared that he would prevent the film from releasing in the state. The top court, on the other hand, dismissed a plea demanding criminal prosecution of producers and director of "Padmavati" and criticized harshly the petitioner for filing a "frivolous petition".

The apex court also advised people holding public offices not to issue any such statement as these acts can influence the decision of Censor Board.

"When matter is pending for CBFC's consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not?"

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On Tuesday, the supreme court has dismissed a fresh plea which was related to the release of the movie titled "Padmavati" outside India.

The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. Many Bollywood celebrities including Shabana Azmi, Hansal Mehta, Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Twinkle Khanna have voiced their opinions while backing the film.

Back home in India, the filmmakers have already deferred the release.

The death threats by fringe group- Rajput Karni Sena were made to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. Padmavati is based on the ruthless Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, and his attempt to capture the lovely Rani Padmini of Chittor played by Deepika Padukone.

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