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We don't intend to ban 'Padmavat': HP CM

ANI  |  Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

Chief Minister has said the state does not intend to ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavat' if there is nothing controversial in it.

"I had said earlier that I respect art. As far as is concerned, doesn't intend to ban it in the state.

If there's nothing controversial in it, we have no objection in releasing it here. I want the to be screened in theatres", Thakur told ANI.

On the other hand, Chief Minister had said that despite the clearance from Central Board of Certification (CBFC), 'Padmaavat' will not be released in the state.

is the second Indian state after to have banned the screening of the controversial flick.

Other states, including Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana, which had indicated that the will not be allowed to be released in November -- are yet to announce their final decisions.

The magnum opus, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

The CBFC has suggested five modifications in 'Padmavati', which included changing the film's title to 'Padmavat', in December last year.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 07:14 IST
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