Supreme Court Strikes Down Padmaavat Ban Imposed by 4 States, Film To Release Across in India

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Padmaavat Ban Imposed by 4 States, Film To Release Across in India
Padmaavat Ban                                                                               Source: hindustantimes.com
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat imposed by four states, ensuring an all India release of the film on January 25. The ban was imposed by Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh despite the film being cleared by the central board of film certification. Despite the court order, protests against the film’s theatrical release continue continued in many states including Rajasthan and Chattisgarh. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained any other state from issuing such notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of the movie. The bench, also comprising justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud observed that the states are obliged to maintain law and order.

“We direct that there shall be a stay of operation on the notification and orders issued and we also restrain other states from issuing such notifications or orders in this matter,” the bench said in its interim order. 

Senior advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi, representing Viacom 18 and other producers of the movie, told the bench that states have no power to issue such notifications banning exhibition of a film when the Central Board of Film Certification has given a certificate of release.

“If states are banning a film, then it is destroying federal structure. It is a serious matter. If somebody has a problem, then he or she can approach appellate tribunal for relief. States can’t touch the content of a film.”

“Request the central government to pass a direction to the states for a better and an effective step and solution,” he added. The bench has posted the matter for further hearing in March.

The producers and approached the top court challenging the notification and orders issued by four state, prohibiting exhibition of the film. 

During the hearing today, additional solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was representing Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat, informed the bench that notification and orders has been issued by states of Gujarat and Rajasthan only.

Governments of Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had declared that they will not allow screening of the movie. The producers submitted that the movie has undergone changes, including in its title, as suggested by the CBFC.

The board recently cleared the film for release with U/A certificate and a set of five modifications. The movie has been facing violent protest by the fringe group, Shri Rajput Karni Sena who blame the director and lead actors of insulting Rajputs and the community’s honor. 

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