Rajasthan CM says 'Padmavat' will not be released in state

The Deepika Padukone starrer was given a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification and is slated to hit theatres on January 25. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 12.41 PM (IST)

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited epic period drama Padmavat will not be released in the state.

She said the decision was taken keeping in view the sentiments of the people. 

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Earlier, state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria had also confirmed the news.  

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The Deepika Padukone starrer was given a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification and is slated to hit theatres on January 25.

After months of uncertainty and violent protests by Rajput Karni Sena, the film's name was changed to 'Padmavat' from ‘Padmavati’.

The group even objected to Deepika's dance in the song 'Ghoomar', saying the Rajput queens never danced in front of anyone.

Earlier, the film was scheduled for a December 1, 2017 release but was postponed after objections around the film took a political turn

With the new release date, Bhansali's film will clash with two other major Bollywood releases that weekend- Akshay Kumar's Padman and Manoj Bajpayee's Aiyaary.