Even after Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) clearance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavat’ (Padmavati) starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor will not be released in Rajasthan, CM Vasundhara Raje said on Monday.
“Padmavat will not be released in the state, keeping in view the sentiments of the people. Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has been instructed for the same,” news agency ANI quoted CM Raje as saying.
On December 28, the review committee of CBFC and a special panel of historians cleared the film with a UA certificate and recommended five modifications to the movie.
While the first suggestion was to rename the film as 'Padmavat', several other changes were made in the scenes related to Sati and Jauhar.
CBFC has also asked Bhansali to modify the song 'Ghoomar' featuring Deepika Padukone as legendry Mewar queen Padmini.
However, the decision fumed Rajasthan’s Rajput Karani Sena and its members threatened to vandalise cinema halls showing the film.
A Rajput Karni Sena member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi said, "Our people will be outside cinema halls & each hall which shows the film will be vandalised."
Experts say, Rajasthan government’s decision to not lift the ban was taken in wake of upcoming Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha bypolls.
Moreover, Karni Sena and several other Rajput outfits are continuing to hold out their protests against the film despite the changes.