"If historical facts are distorted, and if anything is shown or said in the movie against the respect of the country's mother, Padmavatiji', then that movie can not be allowed for release in Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said while addressing members of the Rajput community here at his residence. Petitioner M.L. Sharma said grave damage would be done to social harmony if the movie were allowed to be released outside India also sought criminal prosecution of the filmmakers for allegedly misrepresenting facts that the CBFC cleared the songs and promos. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh petition for a direction to the producers of film not to release it in the UK. "We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film", Padukone told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) last week.
Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani today said, "The government of Gujarat will not allow "Padmavati" - a movie hurting sentiments of Rajputs - to get released in the state. They have already broken so many reassurances in the past", said Jadeja, who says his group is ready to march up to the UK Parliament in protest unless the film's release is blocked in the country.
Earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on December 1, the release date of the film has been postponed by the makers till further notice.
Moreover, the CBFC has recently sent back the film to its makers citing "technical deficiencies".
Shatrughan tweeted, "As for me, I would and should speak on Padmavati issue only after the "great filmmaker, producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali" speaks up".
Such reactions have disturbed members of the film fraternity.
Starring Deepika Padukone with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in key roles, the magnum opus tells the tale of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Mewar queen known for her beauty and intelligence as well as courage, her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, a Rajput warrior king who fought to defend his kingdom and wife's honour, and Sultan Alauddin Khilji. In recent times, several political leaders and goons of right-wing groups have announced death threats against Deepika and Bhansali.