After the supreme court allowed the release of film Padmavat, the protesters in Gujarat have blocked the roads which have also led to the suspension of local bus service in the state.
On Sunday, in the western part of the Gujarat buses were torched and theatre was destroyed by the extremist Hindu group. The theatre owners stated that despite the fact that supreme court has allowed the release of the movie they will not screen the same as they fear further violence from the protesters. The movie Padmavat is all set to release on January 25, 2018.
The film is based in the 14th Century which tells the story of a Hindu queen of a high Rajput caste Padmavati and a Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji. The film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor.
The protesters of the movie state that the movie has an intimate love scene between the two respects which disrespects the character of the queen. However, the producer of the film has denied the same.
The supreme court has allowed the release of movie last week by overturning the decision of four states to ban the film from releasing.
Karni Sena and Mahakal Sena has been the two most upfront Rajput group in the state of Gujarat to protest the film and has also caused suspension of more than 100 bus routes.
The Central Board of Film Certification has shown the movie to the historians who suggested five amendments to the film, one of them being the change of name of movie from Padmavati to Padmavat.
The lawmakers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan fearing the further violence has filed urgent petitions with the supreme court to reimpose the ban on the film.
However, last week supreme court held that since the Censor Board has allowed the release of the movie, the same should not be banned by the States.
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