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Raj HC refuses to pass order on 'Padmavat' before watching it

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

The High today said it would like to watch controversial "Padmavat" before taking a decision to allow its release in the state. Hearing a filed by the director of the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, seeking the quashing of an FIR lodged against him at Didwana in Merta in March last year, the posted the matter to January 23. The petitioner's counsel, Nishant Bora, said since the name of the was changed to "Padmavat" from "Padmavati", the FIR had become pointless and the should be allowed to release in the state. "We prayed to the to allow us to release the in Rajasthan," he added. Justice Sandeep Mehta, however, refused to pass any order on the before watching the and asked the petitioner's to arrange a screening for the "We sought some time from the in order to take instructions from the petitioner and arrange the screening of the Allowing our plea, the adjourned the hearing of the till January 23," Bora said. It may be recalled that an FIR was filed with the Didwana police in March, 2017, in which the complainants -- Virendra Singh and Nagpal Singh -- had sought action against Bhansali and two of the lead actors in the film, and

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:40 IST