Nitish has reportedly on Tuesday said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama "Padmavati" will not be released in Bihar till the producers and director of the film make necessary changes in the film.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra dismissed the fresh petition that had sought an order to restrain the producers of the movie from releasing it overseas. It'll prejudice decision making of CBFC...
The Apex Court earlier in the day refused a petition to ban Padmavati and rebuked the Chief Ministers saying "those holding public offices should not comment on such issues".
Further observing the judgement statements as violative of the principle of Rule of Law, Supreme Court affirmed, "those holding public offices should not comment on such issues". Vijay Rupani, the CM of Gujarat was the first to ban the movie in the state, citing the reason of law and order.
Lawyer ML Sharma had also sought a direction to the CBI to register a case against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and others for various offences including defamation and violation of the Cinematography Act.
Bhansali’s counsel Harish Salve
The irked bench, however, did not impose cost on Sharma keeping in view the fact that he has been a practising lawyer of the apex court.
Comedian Kapil Sharma, too, has his share of opinion regarding the fire and fury surrounding the most controversial film of the year "Padmavati".
The magnum opus sets out to tell the tale of Rani Padmavati - the legendary Mewar queen known as much for her beauty and intelligence as she was for her courage, her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh - a glorious Rajput ruler and a warrior king who fought till his last breath to defend his kingdom and his wife's honour and Sultan Alauddin Khilji - an ambitious and obsessive invader.
Upcoming film, Padmavati has been receiving support from the film fraternity despite protests from various religious groups.
Padukone swept aside all controversies connected with the film and even threw a lavish party for her friends in Bollywood prior to the film's release, which has since been postponed following simmering protests by hardliners.