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Padmavati Controversy: Supreme Court Won't Interfere, Refuses To Stay Release Of Padmavati - Highlights

Padmavati Controversy: Supreme Court Won't Interfere, Refuses To Stay Release Of Padmavati - Highlights
Hearing a petition filed by a lawyer ML Sharma, the Supreme Court has refused to stay the release of  Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. Since the CBFC is yet to clear the film, the top court said it will amount to 'prejudgement' if the release is stalled now. 
Earlier today, lashing out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Ms Azmi in a press statement said Ms Raje was 'sitting pretty' on the issue. Filmmaker Shyam Benegal questioned the CBFC on its decision to send back the film and termed its actions as 'suspicious'
In light of increasing protests, Viacom18, the producers of Padmavati have deferred the film's release. The film was slated to be released on December 1.

Here are the highlights of the deferral of Padmavati's release:

Nov 21, 2017 01:17 (IST)
Kamal Haasan weighs in on Padmavati controversy

Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to talk about Padmavati. In a tweet, he said extremism is deplorable and that he wanted Deepika Padukone's head "saved".

In a tweet, Kamal Haasan said, "I want Ms.Deepika's head.. saved. Respect it more than her body.Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that.Many communities have apposed my films.Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. We've said enough. Listen Ma Bharat."
Nov 21, 2017 01:14 (IST)
Karni Sena activists create ruckus outside Madhya Pradesh theatre

"Karni Sena members created ruckus after the trailer of 'Padmavati' was shown in the middle of a movie through satellite last night," said Dharmendra Jain, owner of Virendra Talkies, which is in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh.

He said police personnel brought the situation under control soon after they were informed about the protest.
Nov 21, 2017 00:55 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Asks ML Khattar To Take Action Against Those Threatening Deepika Padukone

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today asked his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to take "stringent action" against those threatening actress Deepika Padukone who is being targeted by fringe groups for her lead role in "Padmavati".
Nov 21, 2017 00:09 (IST)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje says won't allow Padmavati to run without necessary changes

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that Padmavati will not be allowed to run in Rajasthan without the necessary changes.

She said the state's primary responsibility is to maintain law and order.

She had suggested that the film be vetted by a committee of historians and people from the community.
Nov 20, 2017 21:43 (IST)
Dialogue, Not Arguments The Way: Censor Board Prasoon Joshi On 'Padmavati' Row

CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi today said the censor board was trying to resolve the controversy over the film "Padmavati" through dialogue and not arguments."
Nov 20, 2017 18:02 (IST)
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi addressed the media at the International Film Festival of India near Panaji, Goa and spoke of having a 'dialogue on the issue', reported news agency IANS.
Shahid Kapoor, who plays Maharawal Ratan Singh in the controversial film, said stalling the release would set a precedent that he won't be proud of, reported the news agency.
Nov 20, 2017 17:56 (IST)
According to a report by news agency IANS, senior National Conference leader and MLA Devender Rana has urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ban the release of 'Padmavati' in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever it gets the go-ahead from CBFC.
Nov 20, 2017 17:49 (IST)
After Padmavati Row, Deepika Padukone Exits Ivanka Trump Summit
Amidst protests against Padmavati that refuse to die down, Deepika Padukone has backed out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). The summit will be attended US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nov 20, 2017 16:46 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah urges Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar to act against protesters who have threatened Deepika Padukone, reported news agency PTI. Mr Siddaramaiah has also said that security will be beefed up for Deepika PAdukone and her family in Bengaluru.
Nov 20, 2017 16:20 (IST)
Plea to stop 'Padmavati' release rejected by Supreme Court which says film yet to get censor board clearance.
Nov 20, 2017 14:52 (IST)
National Commission for Women writes to Haryana DGP requesting investigation and action on BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu's bounty statement. 
Nov 20, 2017 14:31 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh joins the protest against Padmavati, says 'distortion of history' won't be accepted. 

Nov 20, 2017 14:07 (IST)
Nov 20, 2017 13:41 (IST)
Why Send Back Film, Shyam Benegal Asks Censor Board Over Padmavati Review
National Award winner and Padma Bhushan awardee Shyam Benegal questioned the CBFC decision to send back the film. Speaking to news agency IANS, Mr Benegal said, "I must say the CBFC is behaving very strangely in the matter of Padmavati. If the film didn't carry a disclaimer it could easily be corrected. Why send the film back? Again it seems very suspicious."
Nov 20, 2017 13:16 (IST)
Padmavati Controversy: BJP Asks Its Leader Suraj Pal Amu To Explain 10-Crore Offer For 'Padmavati' Beheadings
BJP, which is vehemently protesting against the release of the Deepika Padukone starrer, has sought an explanation from its leader who announced a 10-crore bounty on 'Padmavati' Director and Actor. 
Nov 20, 2017 13:05 (IST)
Nov 20, 2017 12:47 (IST)
'Padmavati' Makers Defer Film's Release As Protests Intensify: 10 Points
Veteran actor and activist, Shabana Azmi, strongly criticised the Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh government for buckling under pressure and writing to the I&B to defer the film's release. 
Nov 20, 2017 12:27 (IST)
Nov 20, 2017 12:26 (IST)
Based on an epic poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the film tells the story of Padmavati, the queen of the Rajput warrior clan who set herself of fire to avoid being taken captive by Mughal conqueror AlauDDin Khilji, who was infatuated with her beauty.
Nov 20, 2017 12:25 (IST)
The BJP's Anil jain, a senior leader from Haryana, said that though the ruling party is not in favour of the film being released, it does not support the sort of threat issued by Suraj Pal.
Nov 20, 2017 12:25 (IST)
Suraj Pal of the BJP made the offer yesterday, adding to the threats of violence made by the Karni Sena,  a Rajput group, which says the movie distorts history and is offensive in its portrayal of Rajput queen Padmini.  Several senior union ministers have argued against the film, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked that it not be released without deleting the scenes declared offensive by groups like the Karni Sena.
Nov 20, 2017 12:24 (IST)
Viacom18, the producers of Padmavati, have said they will announce the revised released date of the film "in due course", after obtaining the requisite clearances.
Nov 20, 2017 12:24 (IST)
The BJP official Suraj Pal Amu said he wanted to congratulate the youth of Meerut for announcing the bounty for beheading the Padmavati actress and director, according to news agency ANI. Apart from doubling the bounty, he also allegedly said that he will take care of the family needs of those who will behead Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Nov 20, 2017 12:23 (IST)
For details on updates on protests over Padmavati's release, click here