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Despite getting green signal from the CBFC and several states, changing the name, adhering to CBFC’s demands, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ still seem to be struggling in troubled waters. According to a report in a news agency, the filmmaker has reportedly “filed a plea in filed a plea in Rajasthan High Court appealing for quashing of an FIR in Didwana”
As per reports, the petitioner (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) has appealed to the court that since the film’s name has been changed, the “FIR in Didwana has become pointless”. CBFC directed the makers to change the name from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’ ahead of its release.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani had already announced their decision of not to screen ‘Padmaavat’ n their respective states. However, UP, Uttarakhand and Goa Chief Ministers have no qualms about the movie’s release in their states, though they are being watchful of the events that could unfold.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s counsel Nishant Bora told a daily, “We prayed to the court to allow us to release the film in Rajasthan. We sought some time from the court in order to take instructions from the petitioner and arrange the screening of the film. Allowing our plea, the court adjourned the hearing of the petition till January 23.”
The FIR was filed with the Didwana police in March 2017 by complainants, Virendra Singh and Nagpal Singh, who sought action against Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
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