Padmaavat will release across the country, rules Supreme Court of India

Padmaavat will release across the country, rules Supreme Court of India

The film's producers went to court after four Indian states banned the film
18 Jan, 2018

The Supreme Court of India gets the final word in Padmaavat's release.

The Deepika Padukone starrer which was banned in four states Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh earlier this week, will now see a release across India.

According to latest reports, the Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot ban films. "If states are banning a film, then it is destroying the federal structure. States can't touch the content of a film. If somebody has a problem, then they can approach appellate tribunal for relief," argued a senior lawyer Harish Salve representing Padmaavat.

Also read: Padmaavat banned in four Indian states

On Wednesday, the producers of Padmaavat had moved the SC to convince the states to withdraw the ban and questioned the right of these four state governments to ban the film outright when the apex court has already clarified that the film's screening can only be suspended in a particular area if there is law and order situation developing.

The film's cast has also been told not to promote the film in order to "avoid controversy".

Padmavaat's due to release on January 25.


Ashwin Jan 18, 2018 05:37pm
I think Padmavat is gonna BIG HIT with all this fighting. It is already the second magnum opus people are waiting for after Bahubali 2.
Alba Jan 18, 2018 05:42pm
Anyone who does not wish to see the film does not need to buy a ticket.