The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial film Padmavati has become trouble for the makers of the film, initially, the film was supposed to release on 1st December 2017 but now it has been postponed for the next year 2018. He argued that grave damage would be done to social harmony if the movie is allowed to be released outside India, the petition argued.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a fresh plea seeking to stall the release of "Padmavati" outside India. When the matter is pending for the CBFC's consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether the CBFC should issue an A certificate or not?
However, the lawyer M.L Sharma had also sought a direction to the CBI to register a case against the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and other for the offenses which include defamation and violation of the Cinematography Act.
The irked bench, however, did not impose a cost on Sharma keeping in view the fact that he has been a practising lawyer of the apex court.
He also refuted reports that the film would be release overseas on December 1.
While some Hindu outfits had called for a ban on Padmavati, leaders of Karni Sena gave calls to behead Padukone for acting in the film.
The movie has been facing a storm of protests with Rajput groups claiming that it was an insult to Rani Padmavati. The story revolves around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji.
Viacom18, the producers of Padmavati, deferred the film's release in light of increasing protests and threats.