It looks like the clouds of worry for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the movie Padmaavat doesn’t seem to end. After getting the U/A certificate from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) the director of the multiplex association of Gujarat has decided not to screen the movie anywhere in Gujarat. While speaking to the media, Rakesh Patel, the director of the association announced the decision taken by the body. Rakesh Patel said, “We have decided not to screen the movie in the whole of Gujarat. Everyone is scared, No multiplex wants to bear the loss. Why will we bear the loss?” Recently, Supreme Court dismissed the ban on the movie by the state governments of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police registered a case following a complaint by senior lawyer Harish Salve. Salve has reported that he has been allegedly threatened for representing one of the respondents connected to the controversial Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in the Supreme Court. The court had dismissed a petition seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, calling it premature.
Yesterday, in a press conference, director of Padmaavat Sanjay Leela Bhansali and PadMan actor Akshay Kumar announced that PadMan will be released later and not have a clash with the troublesome movie, Padmaavat. PadMan will now release on February 9. While speaking at the press conference Akshay Kumar said, “They have a reason to release the movie this time. It is really essential for the makers of ‘Padmaavat’ to release the movie as early as possible. We could have easily come out on the same day, we have 4000-5000 theatres all over the nation and we could have easily shared them. But at the moment the stake of their film is much higher than mine. So, he asked me to do it and I did it.”
Meanwhile, members of a Rajput organisation stage protest against the movie Padmaavat in Ambala. They have made shocking statements and said, “We will burn down the theatres if they screen the film.”