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Padmaavat: Senior lawyer Salve files complaint after threats

New Delhi: The Delhi Police today registered a case following a complaint by senior lawyer Harish Salve who was allegedly threatened for representing one of the respondents connected to the controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat in the Supreme Court.

The court had dismissed a petition seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from Sanjay Leela Bansali’s film, calling it premature.

Salve represented one of the respondents in the apex court.

He had received a phone call on his office land line and was allegedly threatened for speaking in favour of the film, the police said.

The police said that they have registered an FIR and the matter was being probed.

The producers had approached the top court challenging the notification and orders issued by four states– Gujarat Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh– prohibiting exhibition of the film.

The governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had declared that they will not allow screening of the movie which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and in lead roles.

Senior advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi, representing Viacom 18 and other producers of the movie, had told the bench that states have no power to issue such notifications banning exhibition of a when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has given a certificate for its release.

Salve countered their submissions and said that once the CBFC has granted certificate for the movie, the states cannot ban its exhibition.

“This is lawlessness. The states can’t say we have political obligations to cater to, so we will not allow screening of a film,” he said.

Salve referred to a 2011 judgement of the Supreme Court in director Prakash Jha’s case and said the top court had clearly held that states have a constitutional obligation to maintain law and order.

The producers had submitted that the movie has undergone changes including in its title as suggested by the CBFC.

The is based on the saga of the historic battle of 13th century between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.

The set of the movie was vandalised twice — in Jaipur and Kolhapur, while its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was roughed up by members of the Karni Sena last year.



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wo piss off nahi huye, to secular raita unko chidane ke liye movie kaise dekhne jayega aur apne aap ko sahanubhooti dega, at this point I see as clever way to get footfall to cinema, kyuki nahi to koi movie na dekhne jata

What happened to Annapurna Mandir@entropied

Why were khatnas so pissed with movie Sooryavanshi?
From what I saw, it's a regular secular K2 kok skng Bollywood movie.

Which of these is MORE likely:

A “once in a 100 year” event happening at least once in the next 100 years,


A “once in a 1000 year” event happening at least once in the next 1000 years?

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