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Shivraj says Padmavat not to be screened in Madhya Pradesh even after name change

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BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the controversial movie Padmavat won’t be allowed to release in Madhya Pradesh.

Despite clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the change in name--from Padmavati to Padmavat, theSanjay Leela Bhansali film is not going to get clearance from Madhya Pradesh government.

When asked by the media on release of controversial movie Padmavat, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan replied that he won’t go back on his words. Chouhan had said that Padmavat that had hurt sentiments of the people by changing history would not be allowed to be shown in the state.

Chouhan was talking to the media after Surya Namaskar event in Bhopal. When asked that the censor board had made certain modifications in the movie and has passed it for viewing, CM Chouhan said that the ban on movie would still remain in Madhya Pradesh. 

Clearly, movie-goers in Madhya Pradesh may not be able to watch the film, even though it is likely to be released in many other states in the country. The Karni Sena was most vociferous in the protests against the movie.

Walking an extra mile, Chouhan had earlier announced an award too on name of Padmavati and had addressed the mythical figure as Rashtramata. The movie is expected to be released on January 25.