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'Padmavat' won't release in Gujarat

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Despite the clearance from (CBFC), 'Padmaavat' won't be released in Gujarat, said on Friday.

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

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

The flick, 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 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: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:45 IST