Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh today moved the Supreme Court seeking modification in its earlier order to lift a ban on the controversial flick ‘Padmaavat’ in the states which will be released in theaters across India on January 25. Earlier, the apex court refused to entertain a plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma, who claimed that the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to ‘Padmaavat’ was illegal. The top court last week set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial Padmaavat. Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments have not issued any formal order but had stated that they would not allow the exhibition of the film. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced that the state will abide by the Supreme Court orders on the controversial flick ‘Padmaavat’ and provide security to the cinema halls that will screen the movie.The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus is all set for a worldwide January 25 release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The film is based on 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem ‘Padmavat’.
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