Bihar too joined the bandwagon of states, which have banned Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much touted film ‘Padmavati’. Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar talking to journalist in his chamber in the State Assembly premises here said, “film maker should clarify his position in regard of people’s sentiments. If any part of movie hurts people, it must be explained.” CM added, ’till coming of clarification of film maker of Padmavati, it won’t be released in Bihar.’ Five-day long winter session of state Assembly is on from Monday.
With this order, Bihar became fifth state in India to ban the film ‘Padmavati’ before any order of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in the context of the movie, a autonomous body of film certification in India. The states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Utttar Pradesh and Gujarat have already banned the movie.
Nitish Kumar gave some instructions to officials in connection with banning the movie. Sharing his opinion about the movie with mediapersons, Nitish said, ” Director should have clarified about the scene of ‘dance of Padmavati’, has it been dramatized in dream?”
On other hand, MLA of BJP from Chatarpur constituency, Niraj Kumar Singh ‘Bablu’, protested against the movie in different styles on Tuesday. He had stuck photos of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Padmavati, and Ajam Khan, leader of Samajwadi Party, in the back of his car with rosary of shoes. He also submitted a memorandum before the CM in his office in the Assembly building to ban the movie from release. Several others MLAs have signed on the memorandum. He has claimed distortion of history in the film.