Sanjay Leela Bhansali's multi-starrer "Padmavati" has run into trouble - this time political - in Gujarat ahead of its December 1 release.
While the ruling BJP has demanded the release be postponed till after the state elections, the Congress has said if there is actually "distortion of history" in the movie then it should not be released at all. (Image: PTI)
The BJP on Wednesday (November 1) wrote to the Election Commission seeking a ban on release of the movie till after the Gujarat Assembly elections on December 9 and 14. (Image: PTI)
The BJP claimed the movie would hurt the sentiments of Kshatriya and Rajput communities for its "wrong depiction of history". "Rani Padmavati never met Alauddin Khilji. The movie wrongly portrays history," BJP spokesperson and former senior Minister IK Jadeja stated. (Image: PTI)
"The state is set to witness elections and in such an environment it is imperative that there is no controversy related to any community and so we have approached the Election Commission for a ban on the release of the movie in the state," he added. (Image: PTI)