The movie ‘Padmaavat’ cannot be completely banned by the states based upon the ground risk, said the Supreme Court today. The Court made this new rule after the movie was said to be banned from screening four different states after a fierce protest was conducted by the Rajput Groups. Dipak Mishra, the Chief Justice of India even questioned that if at all the movie Bandit Queen had a clean theatrical release, then why not the same happen for Padmaavattoo. The Bandit Queen movie was indeed a controversial one that was created based on the life of a dacoit who later on turned into a politician named Phoolan Devi.
The producers of Padmaavat movie has already let out the all India theatrical release date as January 25th and they are at present challenged by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat State Governments to ban the movie. The court said recently that the states must maintain peace in anyways.
The judges have said their opinion about the movie as, the movie Padmaavat shall be a bomb at Bollywood box office or people may even don’t want to watch it at first place, the states cannot bring in any kind of public exhibition ban on the movie as it might create new clashes and issues within the state.
The producers, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, and Bhansali Productions have together referred to a past order that was passed in the Supreme court, that was about a film cannot be banned due to any anticipated law and order issues within the country.
If the states are having the power to ban a movie from its theatrical release, then they are about to completely destroy the federal structure, said the Padmaavat producers to the press.