<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat on Wednesday banned the screening of controversial Bollywood film Padmavati.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the ban on the movie for “hurting the sentiments of Rajputs” in the state.”The Government of Gujarat will not allow #Padmavati – a movie hurting sentiments of Rajputs – to get released in the State. We can’t allow our history to be distorted. We believe in freedom of speech & expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated,” CM Rupani said on Twitter.The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus has been marred in a controversy, where a group has alleged that the film ‘distorts’ the history of Rajput queen Padmini.On Monday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also banned the controversial movie on ‘Rani Padmini’ in the state. Chouhan said the movie which has distorted facts about the Rajput queen will not make it to the theatres in Madhya Pradesh even though the film maybe given a green signal by the censor board.Before Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan distributors had also refused to show the movie.Other states like Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have also urged the filmmakers to make the necessary changes in the movie and remove the “objectionable” parts in the film that may hurt the sentiments of the Rajput community.Rajput Karni Sena (RKS) has been protesting against the film demanding a nationwide ban on its release. Ministers and erstwhile royals are also adding voice to the protest.The film was slated for release on December 1. But on Sunday, it was confirmed that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama has been delayed. The film was submitted to the CBFC for certification but it was returned to the makers because of ‘incomplete application’.The production house, Viacom18 motion pictures, sent out an official release on Sunday confirming the delay in the release of Padmavati.
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