Padmaavat row: 'Won't allow Prasoon Joshi to enter Rajasthan', says Rajput Karni Sena

The Supreme Court in its interim order had cleared the release of the film in four states - Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 21, 2018, 07.50 AM (IST)

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi may miss the Jaipur Literature Festival after the Rajput Karni Sena workers threatened him to not enter Rajasthan. 

Furious over giving Sanjay Leela's Bhansali's controversial film Padmaavat a green signal, the Karni Sena said Joshi will be welcomed with 'shoes and chappals' if he dares to come to the state. 

Prasoon Joshi is scheduled to address a session titled 'Main aur Woh: Conversations with Myself' on January 28. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are regulars at the festival.

Earlier, the Rajput Karni Sena had threatened to burn cinema halls 
that screen the film, after the Supreme Court cleared the release of the film in four states - Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

In its interim order, the apex court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film after permission has been granted by the CBFC. 

Meanwhile, the Karni Sena threat has sent alarm bells ringing and the police department is planning to deploy a battery of senior officials, along with security personnel, during JLF to prevent any untoward incident.  

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured a smooth functioning at the lit fest and said he will provide additional security to Joshi if required. 

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The fringe group plans to protest against Joshi at the event scheduled to take place in Jaipur from January 25 to 29.