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Padmavat's release in HP uncertain

ANI  |  Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

Reacting to controversy revolving around Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat, Chief Minister said he respects art but when peoples sentiments are involved then such matters should be discussed.

"I don't want to say much. We will discuss what to do. The film, indeed, is a controversial one. I respect art but when it comes to people's sentiments getting hurt, it must be thought about and discussed," he added.

Earlier, said that 'Padmavat', will not be released in the state.

The issued a statement, wherein Raje asserted that the will not be screened keeping in view the sentiments of people.

"The sacrifice made by Padmini is a matter of pride for the state. And we will not let anything hamper the sentiments attached to it", the statement read.

'Padmavat' will hit the big screens on January 25.

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

The CBFC suggested few modifications in the controversial movie 'Padmavati', which included changing of the film's title to 'Padmavat', in December last year.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:05 IST