After Rajasthan and Gujarat, Haryana, Too, Bans Padmaavat

After Rajasthan and Gujarat, Haryana, Too, Bans Padmaavat

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic piece Padmavati, now known as Padmaavat likely the most controversial film of the last year.Padmaavat now becomes a historical film in its actual sense.

Significantly, the film, which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, had faced opposition from various quarters including from the Rajput community.

Vij told ANI: "CM earlier said we will take a decision after censor board passes it". Even if the states lift the ban, theater owners are demanding extra security in order to make sure that their property is not vandalized upon the film screening.

Health Minister Anil Vij said that Padmavati is the symbol of Indian women's pride and her character assassination will not be tolerated.

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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, as well as officials from the production house Viacom 18, have said they look forward to the film's release.

"Film Padmavati/Padmavat banned in Haryana", the senior minister tweeted. "The character assassination of Padmavati will not be tolerated at any level", he had said. After the much speculated-cum-challenged release of the film was announced on 25 January with the change of film's title, it is now being expected that the song "Ghoomar" will also go under the scanner.

The CBFC has suggested five modifications in "Padmavato", which included changing the film's title to "Padmaavat", in December previous year.

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