Breaking: Supreme Court lifts ban over ‘Padmaavat’ imposed by six states

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ received a clean chit from CBFC but still quite a few states in India decided to ban the film. In total almost six states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and many others had decided to ban the film from releasing. Later, the makers moved to Supreme Court with their plea to stop the states from banning the film. Much to the makers delight, the Supreme Court has passed the order in their favour.

As per the reports, a bench of lawyers comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud had decided to hear the producers’ plea on an urgent basis as the film’s release is nearing and latest we know that the bench has decided to uplift the ban from the film. The Chief justice of India ruled out the same. He stated, “How can you stop exhibit of a film. My constitutional conscience is shocked. Once the censor board passes it with disclaimers, how can states ban it? Freedom of speech and expression can’t be throttled this way.”

Other details as posted by news agency.

This definitely is a good news for the makers.

‘Padmaavat’ starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor is slated to release on January 25, 2017 clashing with ‘PadMan.