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Apex court refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'


While the film which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in titular roles, has been facing opposition from a certain section of the Rajput community.

The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception.

It was also contended that the film be not allowed to be released till such time any historical inaccuracies in the movie are corrected by the producer and the director.

Bhansali and his team have repeatedly assured the opponents that there are no romantic scenes between Deepika and Ranveer in the film. Seems like the fate of the film now lies in the hands, or rather the scissors, of the Censor Board. Another meeting was to discuss the Supreme Court order that refused to impose any restrictions on the release of the movie, stating that it was yet to be reviewed by the censor board of film certification. The top court further said to the petitioner that if they have any issues with the film they can take it up with the concerned appeals body, the film certification appellate tribunal.

The petition was filed by Siddharajsinh Mahavirsinh Chudasama and 11 others against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie, which is likely to release on December 1. Recently, Sanjay Leela Bhansali addressed the controversy by saying that there is no dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji in the film and they have made this movie with a responsibility and kept the honour to Rajputs.

The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts. Sati is a practice whereby a widow threw herself on to her husband's funeral pyre.

A division bench of justices Vikram Nath and Abdul Moin on Thursday refused to interfere into the matter.