“How can you stop exhibit of a film” Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Padmaavat In All States
The movie ‘Padmaavat’ has been in news for all the wrong reasons. The makers had to release an ad in the newspapers which had disclaimers instead of promoting the film. Even after it got a CBFC permission, few states had declared a ban.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, along with the film’s producer and marketing rights holder moved Supreme Court to seek a direction from the governments of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana to ensure safe screening of ‘Padmaavat’.
So today, Supreme Court cleared the way for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film ‘Padmaavat’. The apex court has ruled that no state has the right to impose a ban on the movie
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
It is also reported that the Chief Justice of India, during the hearing, slammed the state governments for abruptly banning the film. TV reports quoted CJI saying, “How can you stop exhibit of a film? My constitutional conscience is shocked.”
He also reportedly said, “State can’t ban the film once the CBFC gives clearance.” He also put forth his arguments before the apex court. Times Now quotes Salve saying, “State has the political constituency to cater to, so I can’t ban the release. An executive doesn’t have a say on freedom of speech.”
The film was given a U/A certificate from CBFC recently. The board had asked the producers to change the title, along with four other modifications. However, the Karni Sena had refused to budge from its stand, as it has called for a “Janata curfew” on the day of the release of the film.
People on Twitter can’t stop appreciating the move –
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 18, 2018
Mercifully Supreme Court rules in favour of free speech. Can’t leave artists to mercy of goons. If someone wants to boycott Padmavaat let him sit at home & object. Those who want to watch Padmaavat should be free to do so. Now state Govts must ensure law and order is maintained.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) January 18, 2018
Every time politicians and the Government in this country plunge to embarrassing depths, the Supreme Court comes to the rescue. Unfortunate that the makers of #Padmaavat didn’t take the legal course earlier, or we’d still be referring to the film as #Padmavati. https://t.co/jgKKKSbVM1
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) January 18, 2018
Amidst all the chaos over so called ‘hurting sentiments’ @SriSri saw the film #Padmaavat in a special screening along with #SanjayLeelaBhansali in Banglore aashram & loved the film. Did not find anything objectionable as well. Can we all chill ? pic.twitter.com/EWleIZfD1e
— Samir Abbas (@TheSamirAbbas) January 18, 2018
— krishna kanth (@vvnkk8) January 18, 2018
Supreme Court order on #Padmaavat is welcome. Freedom of Speech and Expression cannot held by held at ransom by the fringe.
If you do not like some movie, don’t watch it. But threatening people working in such movies and vandalising public property is not acceptable.
— Vijay Hardik (@iamvhardik) January 18, 2018
Accusing someone who wants to watch #Padmavat of being a fan of Alauddin Khilji is just like accusing someone who wants to watch Ramayan of being a fan of Ravan or a fan of Duryodhan if they want to watch Mahabharat.
— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) January 17, 2018
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I can’t wait for the movie already!
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