Supreme Court refuses plea to ban release of ‘Padmavati’

Karni Sena founder receives 'threat' from Pakistan
Karni Sena founder receives 'threat' from Pakistan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused a plea seeking to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial ‘Padmavati’ epic drama featuring Deepika Padukone as a Rajput queen.

The court said it could not intervene since the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was yet to decide about its certification.

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The film, which also stars Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as invader Alauddin Khilji, is set for release on December 1.

The movie has been a subject of many controversies. Some Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the BJP, claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Padmavati, a contention Bhansali has rebuffed.

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with IANS inputs…