DEHRADUN, Jan 11
Come Jan 25 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film Padmavati, now called Padmavat will be released in the country.
But it will only be few states that will be screening the film as large number of them have already banned its screening. However, Uttarakhand government is still to reveal its mind.
Shri Rajput Karni Sena office bearers who were in Dehradun few days back has already appealed the people in Uttarakhand to enforce Janata Curfew near film halls during the screening of the film.
Shri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi in Dehradun had asserted that Karni Sena office bearers have met Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Rawat, who has given them a positive response towards banning of the film.
He asserted that he was opposing the film as it was involved with sentiments of crores of Indian. He reminded that the women who committed Jauhar were not just Rajputs but belonged to various castes and classes. He said eight states have already banned the film and he hopes for more states to follow in the days to come. I am hopeful that Union government should come forward and ban the film in the country for infringement of various sections of Cinematographic Act. He also asked the film hall owners to come forward and shun exhibiting of the film.
As Jan 25 approaches, it is still to be seen that how a BJP government in Uttarakhand headed by a Thakur chief minister reacts to the matter.