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Rajasthan HC to watch Padmavat before quashing FIR against Bhansali

ANI  |  Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] 

The High on Friday said it would like to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial 'Padmavat' before taking a decision to allow its release in the state.

The was hearing a filed by the of the film, who sought quashing of an FIR lodged against him at Didwana in Merta in March last year.

The posted the matter to January 23 for hearing.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister 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 directorial.

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 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 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: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:10 IST