Won't let Padmavati release in MP till objectionable scenes removed: CM Chouhan

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Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh too echoed similar sentiments and justified the nation-wide protests to stall the film's release."Nobody will accept distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so, " he said".

"Even if the movie is passed by the censor board, it will not be allowed to screen in Madhya Pradesh, if the objectionable scenes in the film are not removed to the satisfaction of the people concerned", he declared.

The chief minister made this announcement at an event where BJPs Madhya Pradesh chief Nandkumar Singh Chauhan called Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali a "sinner" and alleged that in the movie Padmavati, history had been tampered with for the sake of money.

"I have also gone to Chittor and returned and seen all things there..." In the post, Malviya had written that filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali who understand "jooton ki bhasha" (language of shoes) can not understand the greatness of Rani Padmavati's jauhar, as female members in the family of such filmmakers change their husbands daily.

"Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind "Padmavati", has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017", the statement read.

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"The film that has distorted the history, will not be screened in the state of Madhya Pradesh", ANI reported Chouhan as saying.

Even Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had on Saturday written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to ensure that "Padmavati" is not released without necessary changes.

"We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice", the chief minister wrote on Twitter. Captain Amarinder Singh, the CM of Punjab, has slammed the film and praised the protestors.

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, and is based on the 1303 siege of Chittorgarh by Alauddin Khilji.

Fringe groups like Karni Sena have been demanding a ban on release of the film on the charges of playing with the "historical facts".

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