Finally some good news for Padmaavat!
The Supreme Court has cleared Sanjay Leela Bhanshali’s film and said that the states cannot ban the film.
According to a report filed by News18, a bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, has also restrained all states from banning the film.
The Chief justice of India Said, “How can you stop exhibit of a film. My constitutional conscience is shocked. Once the censor board passes it with disclaimers, how can states ban it? Freedom of speech and expression can’t be throttled this way.”#Padmaavat 👏 👏 👍 👍— sourabh swami (@iamsourabhswami) January 18, 2018
The producers of the film had moved the Supreme Court through senior lawyer Harish Salve and advocate Mahesh Agarwal after states including Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand said they will not allow the film to be released.
The bench also observed,
"All states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film across the country."
As per the report, they submitted a petition asserting that the film was cleared by the Censor Board with five modifications including the change in the title and the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film and its screening can be suspended in a particular area or areas on account of law and order problem, not across the states.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
पद्मावत :- आपके नजदीकी राज्यों में। 😂😂#Padmaavat— ManojNigam( चायवाला ) (@IntolerantMano2) January 18, 2018
Like the Team India is hugely dependent on Virat Kohli for a victory.We, as Indians, are hugely dependent on the Apex Court for victory of civil rights. #SupremeCourt #Padmaavat pic.twitter.com/PIpbhxQ7V8— pratyush patra 🖊 (@KalamWalaBae) January 18, 2018
This is a tight slap to all government s of Gujarat , Hariyana , Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Thank you Supreme Court for realising that Cinema is a Art and Culture that do not comes to any reality in our lives . @filmpadmaavat #PadmaavaRaw #Padmaavat— Iam Aravind (@srk_aravind) January 18, 2018
Can the makers finally breathe a sigh of relief?