Release of 'Padmavati' in United Kingdom is totally illegal: CBFC

Mamata Banerjee Padmavati row west Bengal CM Indian express express online

"Padmavati", has all the makings of a hit film and we are excited to bringSanjay s incredible vision to audiences across the worldwide market place", said Megan Colligan, spokesperson for Paramount Pictures, which has struck a partnership with Viacom 18 to distribute the film in all global markets. In another development, as many as 42 people belonging to the Rajput community from Rajasthan were taken into preventive custody for staging a demonstration against the film's release in the State.

While declaring a ban on the film, Chouhan said that his government won't allow the release of the film in the state unless the objectionable scenes were removed. The chief minister of the state, Vijay Rupani, on Wednesday, stated that the home department of the state had chose to ban the film to avoid breakdown of law and order in the state which is headed for an election.

His statements follow the latest controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical film Padmavati, which has sparked nationwide protests and outrage.

The film starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.

Padmavati has been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification without any cuts, but the producers say they are not planning to release the film without the Indian censor board's go-ahead.

Police investigate second Spacey sexual assault claim
Last Vic, Old Vic Theater reported that it has received 20 personal testimonies against Kevin Spacey for "misconduct". The Old Vic apologised "for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely".

Moreover, the CBFC has recently sent back the film to its makers citing "technical deficiencies".

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film was given a 12A rating by the BBFC which passed it for audiences in the United Kingdom without any cuts.

Thereafter, members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena once again destroyed the sets of the film in Maharashtra. Historians are divided on whether Padmavati actually existed. In recent times, several political leaders and goons of right-wing groups have announced death threats against Deepika and Bhansali.

The controversy over the alleged "distortion of history" raged on with an education officer in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district issuing a circular banning a song from the film from being played in schools.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeVar Burton Is Getting All of LaVar Ball's Trump Heat
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:10
Trump took his grievances to Twitter, where he called Ball an "ungrateful fool" and "a poor man's version of Don King". In an interview with CNN Monday, LaVar Ball defended his son's actions and talked around thanking the President.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA launches prosecution of GoT hack suspect
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:09
Documents show how Mesri began research into HBO's computer networks and staff in May 2017. Iranian hacker Behzad Mesri in an Federal Bureau of Investigation handout photo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Baby Number Two
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:05
But after narrowing them down to the ones "you know are going to be good for your body", only three remained. Family goals, am I right? Talking to E! news, she admitted: "I probably think about it more than anybody".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DOJ antitrust lawsuit seeks to block AT&T, Time Warner merger
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:05
Asked about when the company would cut its losses and walk away from the deal, Stephenson said "quitting isn't in our vocabulary". The justice department has said that the merger, valued at US$85 billion, will reduce competition and raise prices for consumers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Hung Upside Down': Conductor Details Torture By Cops In School Murder
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:05
Chopra was present in court on Monday during the bail hearing, and claimed police and school authorities had framed Kumar. In the clip, a male voice can be heard seeking help from Chopra, who assures him of doing so after Kumar gets bail.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coffee health benefits: Drinking THIS much could protect you from killer illnesses
Nov 24, 2017 - 01:04
However, But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, said it was hard to ascertain whether coffee had made the difference. There also appeared to be beneficial associations between consumption and Parkinson's disease, depression and Alzheimer's.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Clippers lose Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the season
Nov 24, 2017 - 00:58
Beverley had surgery earlier today , which required a fix of a microfracture and meniscus injury to his right knee. In 11 games, he's averaging 12.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting at a 40 percent clip from distance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPhone X manufacturer, Foxconn caught using illegal student labor
Nov 24, 2017 - 00:57
These efforts continue, and Apple's internal reports have claimed that conditions have improved generally since then. Apple is dedicated to ensuring everyone in our supply chain is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
Nov 23, 2017 - 01:05
He also faces numerous sexual assault charges stemming from his time working at Michigan State University. Douglas in a separate tweet later apologized for "coming off like I don't stand alongside my teammates".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Youth Congress calls Modi 'Chai-wala'; tenders apology, pulls down tweet
Nov 23, 2017 - 01:01
Today, the party's youth wing posted a meme based on a photo of PM Modi, Donald Trump and United Kingdom leader Theresa May. The Congress has hurled itself into a new controversy over mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ' chai-wala'.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dancing With the Stars to do all-athlete edition in spring
Nov 23, 2017 - 00:58
Dancing With The Stars crowned its season 25 champion on Tuesday with a star-studded season finale . The two overcame injuries as Arnold hurt her knee and Fisher wound up with an eye cornea problem.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nacho Monreal Expects Alexis Sanchez And Mesut Ozil To Remain At Arsenal
Nov 23, 2017 - 00:46
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is demanding a huge signing on bonus to join Barcelona . Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Not at all", Monreal was quoted as saying .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jumbo jets sold on eBay-style auction site
Nov 23, 2017 - 00:40
The Xinhua News Agency reported that SF Airlines bought two Boeing 747 freighter planes on Taobao. Two jumbo jets have been sold on China's Alibaba's e-commerce platform Taobao , it has emerged.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Phone Confirmed Accidentally?
Nov 23, 2017 - 00:36
The devices will now also feature stereo AKG speakers, and most importantly will preserve the 3.5mm headphone jack. It's also tipped to get a RAM boost up to 6GB, while the Galaxy S9 will have 4GB.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Fantastic to be back playing'
Nov 23, 2017 - 00:31
Asked about next term, the 36 year-old stated: "Right now, I'm just grateful to be able to play football again". The contract is all paperwork and I do the physical work.