Padmaavat row: Won't let Prasoon Joshi enter Rajasthan, angry Karni Sena warns Censor Board chief

Nearly 40 activists of the Rajput Karni Sena had attacked a cinema hall in Bihar and torn posters of the movie.

Padmaavat row: Won't let Prasoon Joshi enter Rajasthan, angry Karni Sena warns Censor Board chief

JAIPUR: The Rajput Karni Sena is in no mood to relent over the release of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period film Padmaavat. A day after the outfit members attacked a cinema hall in Muzaffarpur in Bihar, the Rajasthan unit has warned that they will not allow Censor board chief Prasoon Joshi to enter Rajasthan.

"CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi will not be allowed to enter Rajasthan," Rajput Karni Sena member Sukhdev Singh said on Friday.

On Thursday, nearly 40 activists of the Rajput Karni Sena had attacked Jyoti cinema hall in Muzaffarpur town, torn posters of `Padmaavat`, shouted slogans against its release and threatened to set ablaze the theatre if the film is screened.

The outfit, which has been protesting against the movie, took to the streets after the Supreme Court on Thursday gave a go-ahead for the pan India release of the film.

The apex court also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or order banning the screening of the film, with Chief Justice Dipak Misra saying "the whole problem is when the exhibition of a film is stopped like this, my constitutional conscience shocks me".

The Central Board of Film Certification had on December 31, 2017 given a U/A certification to the historical drama but had asked the makers to change the name from Padmavati to Padmaavat.

The Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer has been plagued by controversies ever since its inception. The movie which was earlier slated for release December 1, 2017 is now being released on January 25, 2018.

Several modifications were suggested by the CBFC which included changing of the disclaimer so that one does not "claim historical accuracy". The song `Ghoomar` was also asked to be modified so as to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed.

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