Release of Padmaavat stalled in Madhya Pradesh

Updated: Feb 09, 2018, 09:53 IST | Agencies

The proposed release of Padmaavat in Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been deferred, office-bearers of a film association said

Padmavati

The proposed release of Padmaavat in Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been deferred, office-bearers of a film association said. On Tuesday, the film distributors and theatre owners in the city had agreed to screen the film from yesterday after the state government assured to provide adequate security cover.

"The release of Padmaavat in Indore has been put off. Right now, we cannot exactly tell when it will be released," said O P Goyal, director, Central Circuit Cine Association said. He did not specify why the release of the film has been deferred. A special show of the film was held for Karni Sena leaders and activists in the city on Wednesday night. However, the organisation continues to object to the film alleging distortion of history.

After watching the movie, MP Karni Sena in-charge Raghu Parmar told media, "History has been distorted in the movie. It depicts the character of erstwhile Chittor ruler Ratan Singh as weak [as compared to the Alauddin Khilji]," he added. "The film shows that queen Padmavati went to Delhi to free her husband from Khilji's captivity, although there is no historical evidence to prove it," he said. "We warn Sanjay Leela Bhansali to stop making films by way of distorting history," Parmar said.

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