<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking to stop the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ outside India on December 1.This comes as the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) on Wednesday cleared the movie for release in the UK on December 1. The plea filed by advocate ML Sharma alleges that the makers of “Padmavati” misrepresented facts before the court with regard to Censor Board’s approval on releasing songs and the promo and sought directions stop the release of the controversial film outside India. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear the plea on Tuesday. “We will take it up on Tuesday. You (advocate) file a writ petition,” the bench told Sharma who mentioned his fresh plea for an urgent hearing.Sharma alleged that grave damage will be done to social harmony if the movie is allowed to be released outside India.He also sought criminal prosecution of the makers of “Padmavati” for allegedly misrepresenting facts that the songs and promos were cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).Earlier, the top court had dismissed Sharma’s plea seeking to delete certain alleged objectionable scenes from the movie.The bench had observed that the CBFC had not yet given certificate to the movie and the apex court could not “injunct” a statutory body from doing its duty.“Padmavati” has been facing protests by various Rajput groups and political leaders, who have accused director Bhansali of distorting history.They allege that there is a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmini and Allauddin Khilji in the film.The film was scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on December 1, but Viacom 18, the company that has produced the film, postponed the release till further notice.(With PTI inputs)

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