The ban on the film Padmaavat has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India which was imposed by the four states of namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. The film will released across the country on January 25th as scheduled. This ban had come to effect even though the film was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
A bench comprising of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud further stated that no other state should carry out any such order that halts the screening of Padmaavat. Theyfurther urged the states to ensure the law and order in the state is maintained.
On the Supreme Court’s decision, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that they will abide by the decision taken by the Supreme Court of India. On the other hand the women from the Jauhar Kshatriya Manch in Rajasthan have threatened to perform “jauhar” or mass self-immolation if the film is released. They suggested that if the film is scheduled to release on January 25th, they will perform Jauhar a day before that.
From Padmavati to Padmaavat
The film was originally called Padmavati but after the protests Mainly by the Karni Sena and a few other Hindu outfits, the CBFC suggested a few alterations in the film, including the name before awarding it the certificate to be screened. Once the name was changed along with the other amendments, the CBFC granted Padmavati a permission to be launched as Padmaavat. Padmaavat is based on a poem by Mohammad Jayasi called Padmavat. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor are the start cast in Padmaavat who have also been receiving threats of various kind including death threats for being a part of this epic.