"There are issues with the film, our sympathy is with those who are protesting against it and that is the reason we will not allow its release in the state till those issues are resolved," Rupani said here.
The decision to not screen the movie has been taken keeping in mind the law and order situation in the poll-bound state, he said.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has been facing opposition over allegations that it twists historical facts.
We can't allow our history to be distorted, he said.
"We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture will not be tolerated," the chief minister said.
Rupani also referred to the Assembly polls to be held in two-phases on December 9 and 14 saying his government does not any row in the poll-bound state.
"Election is also approaching and we do not want any row here. The matter comes under law and order situation and that is the reason we have taken this decision," he said.
Asked if he had seen the film, Rupani said, "the makers of the film should screen it for those who are protesting against it and resolve the issue. Our concern is protests and law and order situation at the time of elections. Till this issue is resolved we will not allow screening of the film here," the chief minister added.
Amid rumors of a romantic dream sequence between the legendary Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji's characters in the film, many Rajput groups have been up in arms against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.
Historians, however, are divided even on whether Rani Padmavati existed.