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23 Enero 2018, 07:16 | Martinez Canez
Padmaavat makers had challenged the ban imposed by Haryana Rajasthan Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state governments
Registering its disagreement with Joshi, Rashtriya Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi on Friday threatened to disrupt session at JLF if Prasoon Joshi attends.
This is not the first time that the multiplex owners have refused to screen controversial films. Additionally, the governments of the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh hope for a recall of the January 18 order by which the film, set to release January 25, will not be screened. Meanwhile, in Bhilwara, a youth climbed a 350 feet tall mobile tower with a bottle of petrol protesting against Padmaavat.
Suraj Pal Amu, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who announced a Rs 10-crore reward for the beheading of actor Deepika Padukone and "Padmaavat" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, said on Thursday that the country will be "torn apart" if the film releases on January 25. He refused to divulge further details about their meeting with Yogi Adityanath. Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Monday asked Karni Sena and the erstwhile royal family of Mewar to become co-petitioners in the case by filing review petitions. "It is now up to them to decide whether they want to be on the side of kshatriya and nation's pride or with the descendants of Alauddin Khilji", he warned. Answer in a question regarding the ban of the movie in UP Yogi said, "I am not a future teller".
Rumours about a scene in the film of the Muslim king dreaming of a romantic tryst with the Hindu queen enraged many, including the Rajput Karnik Sena, a fringe caste group that called for the film to be banned.
The apex court had also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or orders banning the screening of the movie.
Salve, who represented the producer of Padmaavat in Supreme Court, had earlier alleged that he had received life threats over phone. "Now he has written to us for the screening and we are ready for that", Kalvi said. History or based on history or fiction, â€ adding that the filmmaker has obtained different certifications from the British Censor Board and Indian Censor board but provided a different information to the Parliament.
The CBFC suggested the makers of the film to change the title to "Padmavat".
Days after protestors torched public service buses and a theatre in Ahmedabad after the SC lifted the ban on the film's release, a source close to the unit tells mid-day, "The Rajput Karni Sena is adamant that it won't allow the film to release".
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