Supreme Court to hear Producers’ plea against ban on ‘Padmavat’

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Mumbai: After six states banned Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmavat’ in their states, producers of the film have moved to the Supreme Court, challenging the ban.

According to report, on Wednesday SC agreed to hear the plea of the producers. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud will hear the matter on Thursday.

Earlier, ‘Padmavat’ was scheduled to release on December 1 but makers of the flick postponed the release after the movie landed in controversies.

Finally, ‘Padmavat’ got its release date as January 25. The film was hitting the headlines ever since it went on floor. Several Hindu groups and politicians protested against the flick because of its storyline revolving around Queen Padmini.

They also accused the director of distorting history.

Several Hindu groups and politicians protested against the flick because of its storyline revolving around Queen Padmini. They also accused the director of distorting history.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had approved the film with some modifications in December.

As per sources, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana are among the states that have announced they will not let the the Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer hit the screens.

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