Controversies related to the film Padmaavat still continues but it seems this time it is in the favor of the film. As we know, four states have banned the film to release in the states. But, now the Supreme Court says, Padmaavat cannot be banned by states on grounds of risk to public order.
Today, the Supreme Court stated that“When Bandit Queen can be released, why not this movie?” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra ruled this order referring to the controversial 1994 movie based on the life of dacoit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi.
The film is going to be released on January 25 and the makers of the period drama moved to the court to challenge the ban on the film imposed by four states Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
Judges said: “A film may bomb at the box office or people may choose to not watch it, but states cannot use their machinery to prohibit its exhibition citing risk to public order.”
The senior lawyer Harish Salve on the behalf of Padmaavat said: “If states are banning a film, then it destroys the federal structure. States can’t touch the content of a film. If anybody has a problem, they can approach the appellate tribunal.”
Rajput Karni Sena has threatened to vandalize theatres if any theatre will screen the period drama based on Rajput Queen Padmavati. The film is starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapur, and Ranveer Singh.
“If you go by the arguments against films, I have no hesitation in saying 60 percent of the classical literature cannot be read,” Chief Justice Misra also added.