Padmavati Row: SC rejects Petition to Stay Movie’s Release


November 11, 2017

Padmavati can safely be stated as one of the most controversial movie of our times. The movie invited controversies and protest against it at the stage of shooting itself. The movie has been facing several glitches prior to its release particularly on account of being a historical flick featuring story of Rani Padmini (Padmavati) who was a legendary Indian Queen in the 13th-14th Century.

In a recent development in this regard, the Supreme Court yesterday has refused to stay the release of the movie in a petition filed before the Court seeking to set up a Committee of historians to check the genuineness of the movie’s script so that Rani Padmavati is not incorrectly portrayed in the movie. The Petitioners also prayed that the release of the movie shall be stayed till alleged inaccuracies in portrayal (if any) are rectified by the Producers and Director of movie. The Petitioners in the case have alleged that film has love scenes between Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji and the same would have repercussion for the entire India and more particularly in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh.

While rejecting the petition in the case and, the Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra stated that while certifying the movie, CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) will follow the necessary guidelines.