Another Ban: Haryana health minister Anil Vij bans Padmaavat in Haryana

Fringe Rajput outfits, like the Karni Sena, are infernally convinced that the film is a distortion of history. From beating up Bhansali to destroying sets, issuing death threats to Deepika Padukone, and citing violence, they’ve left no stone unturned to obstruct a smooth run for the film.

Despite the clear chit from CBFC, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat will not release in some Indian States. Madhya Pradesh CM was the first one to announce the ban on Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh-starrer in his state.

After Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, it looks like Haryana has also banned the film. Health Minister Anil Vij took to Twitter to make the announcement.

Even Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is non-committal on the release of the controversial film. “I am not a future teller,” was his cryptic reply when PTI asked him on Sunday whether the film would be screened in Uttar Pradesh.

The Karni Sena have been up in arms as they strongly believe that there is a romantic dream sequence between Khilji and Rani Padmini, despite million clarifications from Bhansali, that there is no such scene.

Earlier, a BJP office-bearer from Haryana said he would double the bounty on the heads of actor Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Rs 10 crore. The film was earlier slated to release on December 1, 2017, but considering all the outcomes, the film’s production house Viacom 18 decided to push the release date. After 26 major cuts and the title change from Padmavati to Padmaavat, the film is now all set to release on January 25, 2018.

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