Looks like the states which had imposed a ban on the release of Padmavaat are not were happy with the Supreme Court’s decision. Therefore BJP government in Rajasthan has decided to file a review petition in the apex court against its order of allowing the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali helmed Padmaavat in the state. State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria after a meeting with Karni Sena members told about the decision of opposing the film’s release. “Sarkar ne ye manas banaya hai ki hum isko appeal mein jayenge (The government has decided to appeal). We have done our preparations. We may move the appeal on Monday or Tuesday,” Kataria said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said the state government would approach the Supreme Court to stop the release of the controversial film “Padmaavat”. Speaking to reporters after a programme here, Chouhan said: “We would once again knock on the apex court’s doors.” On Thursday, the Supreme Court had cleared the decks for Padmaavat — scheduled for nationwide release on January 25 — by staying notifications of Rajasthan and Gujarat governments, which had prohibited screening of the film following protests by the Rajput community. The apex court also restrained other states from issuing such orders as well.
According to the to Kataria, the step which has been taken is purely to protect the rich history of Rajasthan. ”Rajasthan has received glory and honour, because of the Jauhar of Padmavati, which are historical events, age-old events…that honour should be protected.” Kataria said the government reached the decision after consulting advocates in Delhi in the presence of senior government officials. He also urged Shree Rajput Karni Sena, the Rajput community and the erstwhile Udaipur royal family to be party to the petition to “strengthen the case”.