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Padmavati row: Key developments so far

November 21, 2017
Telangana MLA T. Raja Singh Lodh writes a letter to the chief minister of the state asking him to ban the release of movie Padmavati in the state till necessary changes are made as it “hurts the sentiments of the Hindus.”

November 21, 2017
Chairman of the CBFC, Prasoon Joshi object to the screening of the movie to selected individuals.

November 21, 2017
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan bans the release of the movie in the state.

November 21, 2017
The Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking the deletion of certain objectionable scenes from Bollywood movie Padmavati, terming it premature.

November 20, 2017
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee extends her support for the movie and calls the controversy a attempt to destroy freedom of expression in the country.

November 20, 2017
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah condemned the threats against the actors of the movie and asked his counterpart in Haryana to take action against those threatening Padukone.

November 20, 2017
CM Amarinder Singh bans the release of the movie in Punjab, says, “Cinematic licence could not be used to distort historical facts.”

November 19, 2017
Producers voluntarily defers the release of the movie, earlier slated to be released on December 1, 2017.

November 19, 2017
Senior BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu announces a prize of Rs 10 crore to anyone who would behead film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone.

November 18, 2017
Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje writes to union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani asking her to not to release the movie without making the necessary changes.

November 18, 2017

Hundreds of locals led by Rajput community block the entry to Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand district, demanding a complete ban on Bollywood film ‘Padmavati’, a day after a similar protest at Chittorgarh Fort against the movie.

November 16, 2017
Mahipal Singh Makrana, president of Rajasthan unit of Shri Rajput Karni Sena threatens Deepika Padukone and says that they will chop off her nose.

November 14, 2017
The film producers decide to provide an open screening to Karni Sena workers who were involved in the vandalizing the film sets in the past.

November 11, 2017
Maharajkumar Vishvaraj Singh, son of Mahendra Singh Mewar — the 76th Maharana of the Mewar dynasty and a former Lok Sabha member — on behalf of his parents and sister Baijiraj Trivikrama Kumari Jamwal, writes a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani and censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi, among others, urging them to withhold the certification and release of controversial film “Padmavati”.

November 10, 2017
The Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea seeking a stay on the release of the movie.

November 2, 2017
BJP writes to Election Commission, CBFC, and the central government to temporarily defer the release of the movie in the wake of Gujarat elections.

October 18, 2017
A rangoli of Deepika Padukone depicting Padmavati created by artist Karan K in a Surat mall is vandalised.

October 9, 2017
The trailer of the movie is released.

September 23, 2017
A group of protestors shout slogans against Sanjay Leela Bhansali and burn posters of the movie in front of Jaipur’s Rajmandir cinema hall.

March 2017
A group of 20 to 30 armed men attack the film set in Kohlapur, Maharashtra, and set it on fire. A number of animals present at the set were injured.

March 12, 2017
A group of 3-4 armed men vandalise the palace of Rani Padamini in Chittorgarh Fort.

January 2017
Members of Karni Sena attack the film shooting in Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort.

Source : timesofindia

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