Protests against Padmaavat turn violent in Ahmedabad

Protests against Padmaavat turn violent in Ahmedabad

Kenneth Drake
January 24, 2018

We never said that we will not watch the film.

"We will take strict action against the perpetrators".

In Porbandar, Mahatama Gandhi's birthplace, Kalvi said that when so many people from all walks of life were standing firm against the film, it will be a "huge insult for all of us" if it releases on January 25.

Many multiplexes have reportedly refused to run the movie fearing vandalism.

Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state of Rajasthan, argued before SC, "I am not saying that allow me to ban the film, I had moved the Apex Court for certain modification of the Apex court's earlier interim order".

The deputy chief minister's comments came on a day when Karni Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi issued a veiled threat suggesting there could be violence if the Bollywood flick was released despite widespread opposition. "If the Union government fails to bring an ordinance we will impose a public curfew outside cinema halls screening the film", said Togadia.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeals by the governments of BJP-ruled Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh that had urged the court to retract its earlier order to the Centre and all states to ensure that the epic period drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was released without any hindrance.

Demonstrations were held outside cinema theatres and on roads in several towns across the State, where the protesters raised slogans and demanded an apology from Mr. Bhansali.

As the violent protests have gone on, there has been another petition that has been filed in the Supreme Court, asking for the deletion of certain scenes from the movie.

"We have detained around 50 supporters of Karni Sena so far in different parts of Mumbai. We are free to take our own decision and will protest against the screening of the film".

From 5 cuts to the change in the title to Deepika's midriff getting covered in the "Ghoomar" song, Bhansali has compromised on a whole lot for the movie to get released without any hassles.