.In December, the censor board had decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Padmavati a UA certificate without any cuts but has suggested that the director change the films title to Padmaavat besides making four other modifications.The sets of the film were vandalised twice - in Rajasthans Jaipur and Maharashtras Kolhapur.Mumbai: Despite the Supreme Court’s order restricting states from issuing notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film ‘Padmaavat’, Karni Sena, the fringe group that has been at the forefront has refused to back off. Maharani Padmavati hamari aan baan shaan ki pratik hai aur agar Chhattisgarh mein film laga to iska khamiaza bhugatna padega.
The film was slated to release in December 2017, but will now hit the big screens on January 25.Read: SC stays 4 states ban on Padmaavat, paves way for all-India releaseHours after Lokendra Singh’s comment, reports came from Bihars Muzaffarnagar that some people, who identified themselves as members of the local Karni Sena unit, vandalised a cinema hall.After the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared the film with some changes including its name - it was initially called ‘Padmavati’ - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments barred cinema halls from screening the 190-crore film before its release. "States cannot use their machinery to prohibit its exhibition citing risk to public order," the apex court ordered. Jahan Padmaavat chalega wo cinema ghar jalega.The movie - which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor in leading roles - has been beset by trouble since the shooting commenced."I appeal to social organisations across the entire country, Padmavati nahi chalni chahiye. (This is our last warning.)"The Supreme Court on Thursday morning told states that they could not ban the movie on grounds of risk to public order.Rajput Karni Sena chief at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Lokendra Singh, appealed social organisations across the country to make sure that the movie (Padmaavat) is not shown in cinema halls.
Reiterating their demand for banning its release, a protester from the Chhattisgarh Rajput community said, Ye antim chetaawni hai usko iss baar khamiyaza bhugatna padega. Film hall par janata curfew laga de (The movie should not shown. Public should enforce a curfew at cinema halls)," Lokendra Singh declared soon after the apex court ticked off four state governments ruled by the BJP for refusing to screen the film. All those cinema halls, which will screen the movie, will be set ablaze. We wont allow China Zhuji Guanghui Machinery anyone to play with the dignity of Queen Padmavati, whom we hold with highest regard.