Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi gave a call for 'Janata curfew' on January 25.
On a day that saw Supreme Court cancel the ban order on Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati by as many as four states Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi gave a call for ‘Janata curfew’ on January 25, the day film will be released across the country. “Not only Rajputs but all communities in the country are opposing this film. We can’t give a call of ‘Bharat bandh’ as January 26 is our national festival, but a ‘Janata curfew’ (people’s curfew) should be observed on the day of its release, January 25,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.
“I suspect that any film can be released in spite of a state government’s wish. I still request the Prime Minister… Even after a film is cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, the power to ban any film lies with the Union cabinet. In such situation, the Supreme Court cannot intervene. I urge all social organisations which opposed this film over the past one and a half months to observe a ‘social and Janata curfew’ on January 25,” the agency further quoted him as saying.
He said that the movie on queen Padmavatimust is to be made but in accordance with the history. He added that earlier the film was based a “love story”. “Now Sanjay Leela Bhansali is saying that everything has been corrected. I can believe anybody but not Bhansali,” he added as per PTI.
Earlier in the day, the top court gave way for the release of the film across the country by lifting the ban on the screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The apex court also restrained other states from issuing similar orders to ban screening of the film. Some members of the Rajput Karni Sena today allegedly vandalised a cinema hall today in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
The Rajasthan and Haryana Government today said that even while the respect court’s verdict they would see after going through the court’s verdict on legal provisions if possible. “We respect the Supreme Court’s decision, will abide by it. My department & I will look for a legal provision if one is possible, after reading SC’s decision and then we will move forward,” Rajasthan Minister Gulab Chand Kataria was quoted as saying by ANI.
“Supreme Court gave the decision without listening to our side. Ït is the supreme so will abide by the decision. We will also examine the decision and see if there is a scope of appealing against it,” Haryana Minister Anil Vij was also quoted as saying by the agency.