Rajasthan considering ‘Padmavati’ ban, seeking legal opinion

Jaipur, (IANS) The Rajasthan government is considering a ban on ‘Padmavati’ movie within the legal framework and seeking legal advice on the issue, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday.

He said a meeting of senior Home Department officials was called to discuss the planned ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s coming movie.

“We are seeking the Law Department’s advice. If we have legal powers, we may consider ban on the movie in the desert state,” Kataria told IANS.

“We will discuss the issue again on Tuesday, as we want to do anything on the issue within the legal framework,” the Minister said.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre to seek “necessary changes” in the movie before its release, so that the “sentiments of any community are not hurt”.

In the letter, she also requested the Central Board of Film Certification to consider all possible outcomes of the controversy and its effect before certifying the film.

Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, has been protesting against the movie for the last few months and now they want a ban on ‘Padmavati’.

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