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Nitish bans release of 'Padmavati' in Bihar till 'controversy gets over'

The chief minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release of the movie after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter

IANS  |  Patna 

Padmavati release deferred; threats, protests continue

Bihar Chief Minister on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati in the state.

The chief minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release of the movie after (BJP) MLA demanded it in a letter. 
 

The ban on Padmavati in Bihar would be in place "till controversy surrounding it gets over".

Bablu belongs to the upper caste Rajput community, which has been protesting against the film over alleged "distortion of historical facts".
 

The ban by Bihar, ruled by a JD-U-coalition, follows that by BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Several groups, mainly Rajput, have been demanding a ban on Padmavati, starring with and in key roles.
 

The film was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1 but it has been deferred.  

First Published: Tue, November 28 2017. 16:41 IST
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