SC dismisses plea to stop 'Padmavati' release outside India


The Supreme Court will hear the plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma against the film Padmavati on Tuesday. He argued that grave damage would be done to social harmony if the movie is allowed to be released outside India, the petition argued. "That will prejudice the decision of the CBFC?". All concerned people, holding responsible posts must be guided by rule of law and shouldn't venture into passing comments on films which haven't been cleared by CBFC.

ML Sharma had also sought a direction to the CBI to register a case against film producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and others for various offences, some of which allegedly included defamation and violation of the Cinematography Act, a PTI report stated.

The movie would be released overseas only after it is cleared by the CBFC, Harish Salve, the counsel for the film producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, told the court.

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The irked did not impose Mr. Sharma by keeping in view the fact that has been practicing by the lawyer of the apex court. Vijay Rupani, the CM of Gujarat was the first to ban the movie in the state, citing the reason of law and order.

Politicians and religious groups are against the release of the film. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath accused Bhansali of playing with public sentiments as a habit.

The filmmakers also reportedly protested against the communities like Karni Sena who have threatened the filmmakers and the artists to stop its release. The movie features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, Shahid Kapoor as MaharajaRawal Ratan Singh, Jim Sarbh, and Aditi Rao Hydari.

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