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'Padmaavat' not screened in Rajasthan amid Karni Sena shutdown

‘Padmaavat’ not screened in Rajasthan amid Karni Sena shutdown

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” was not screened in Rajasthan on Thursday amid a shutdown called by the Shree Rajput Karni Sena, whose activists held rallies and protests in several cities and towns against the film.The movie wasn’t screened in around 179 screens. The Karni Sena took out a bike rally in Jaipur where its members were

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‘Padmaavat’ opens in Haryana, Punjab to ‘good response’

With scores of armed policemen and private guards stationed in and around multiplexes and cinema halls in Haryana and Punjab, the screening of the Hindi film “Padmaavat” began in both states on Thursday to a good response from viewers. Security personnel were stationed outside leading malls and cinema halls where the film is being screened

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Padmaavat released: Security tightened across nation

Padmaavat released: On the release day of controversial and much-anticipated movie ‘Padmaavat’, the security has been tightened outside theatres across India on Thursday. Security has also been deployed outside theatres in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow to avoid any unwelcome situation from the anti- Padmaavat protesters.However, in Maharashtra’s Pune, the owner of the E-Square cinema hall owner Kishore Ganatra told ANI, “It’s

Deepika visits Siddhivinayak temple for 'Padmaavat'

Deepika visits Siddhivinayak temple for ‘Padmaavat’

Deepika visits Siddhivinayak temple for ‘Padmaavat’: Mumbai, (Jan 23) After the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the final go-ahead for the release of “Padmaavat”, its lead actress Deepika Padukone visited the Siddhivinayak temple here to seek blessings. Deepika visited the temple — a ritual she follows before her films are released — under security.“Padmaavat” has been

Karni Sena threats, online booking of ‘Padmaavat’ stops in Bihar

Karni Sena threats, online booking of ‘Padmaavat’ stops in BiharShree Rajput Karni Sena activists have forced cinema halls to stop advance bookings for “Padmaavat”, officials on Tuesday said. In Patna, online bookings for the movie were stopped following protest and threat by Karni Sena’s activists.”Fear of Karni Sena is such that Cinepolis has not only

BREAKING NEWS: No ban on ‘Padmaavat’, SC rejects all pleas

No ban on ‘Padmaavat’, SC rejects all pleas. On Padmavat row, Supreme Court refuses to modify its earlier order on Padmaavat. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh today moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its January 18 order by which controversial Bollywood movie “Padmaavat’ was allowed to be released in theaters across India on January 25. Supreme Court

Padmaavat release hearing: SC to hear plea of Rajasthan, MP Governments

‘Padmaavat’ release hearing: SC to hear plea of Rajasthan, MP Governments

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

Karni Sena blocks roads

Karni Sena blocks roads in MP to oppose release of ‘Padmaavat’

Members of the Karni Sena blocks roads today here to oppose the release of the controversial film “Padmaavat” . The Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, here staged blockades by burning tyres on roads connecting Ujjain to Nagda, Dewas to Maksi and Agar to Kota. The Sanjay Leela Bansali directed period drama is scheduled

SC to hear plea of Rajasthan, MP against Padmaavat release

SC to hear plea of Rajasthan, MP against Padmaavat release

Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh today moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its January 18 order by which controversial Bollywood movie “Padmaavat’ was allowed to be released in theaters across India on January 25. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud agreed to hear tomorrow the

Jaipur: Rally in Chittorgarh against 'Padmaavat'

Jaipur: Rally in Chittorgarh against ‘Padmaavat’

Jaipur: Rally in Chittorgarh against ‘Padmaavat’ Jaipur – A group today took out a “Jauhar Swabhimaan” rally in Chittorgarh against the upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ demanding a complete ban on it. Several women and men, who were part of the rally, were holding swords and shouted slogans against “Padmaavat” film- maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.The rally, held under

‘Burn and vandalise theatres screening Padmaavat’: Hyd BJP MLA Raja Singh

Controversial BJP MLA Raja Singh from Hyderabad has asked people to boycott film Padmaavat, and asked them to stop its screening in the city, even if it meant burning down and vandalising theatres. In a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Raja Singh said, “There is a lot of demand to stop the screening of

Suraj Pal Amu urges PM Modi to cancel ‘Padmaavat’s CBFC certificate

Suraj Pal Amu urges PM Modi to cancel ‘Padmaavat’s CBFC certificate.Suraj Pal Amu, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who announced a Rs 10-crore reward for the beheading of ‘Padmaavat’ director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Supreme Court to understand the public’s emotions towards the controversial film and cancel its Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certificate.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar watches Padmaavat with Bhansali, says film should be celebrated

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar watched Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period drama, Padmaavat, along with the filmmaker in a special screening at the Art Of Living ashram in Bengaluru on Monday. Although many fringe outfits, particularly the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, have been determined to stop the release of Padmaavat, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

Padmaavat: Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

Padmaavat: Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi. The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to censor board chairman Prasoon Joshi in connection with the release of the film ‘Padmaavat‘ on January 25. The Lucknow bench of the court granted three weeks’ time to Joshi for filing his response

Padmaavat’ won’t release in Haryana, says Anil Vij

Padmaavat’ won’t release in Haryana, says Anil Vij. Despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ‘Padmaavat’ won’t be released in Haryana, Health minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday. “In the meeting, I said it should be banned in Haryana keeping in view law & order situation in state. Cabinet supported this & we decided it will be

'Padmaavat' to release worldwide on January 25, makers confirm

‘Padmaavat’ to release worldwide on January 25, makers confirm

After months of facing resistance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” — earlier titled “Padmavati” — will hit the screens worldwide on January 25, the makers formally announced on Sunday.The filmmaker hopes the audience likes the movie, which he says is his homage to the valour of the Rajputs.The period drama, which will release in Hindi, Tamil