The Supreme Court has given an important decision on the release of the controversial film ‘Padmavat’ which is based on the historic background. The Supreme Court has given relief to Bollywood film producer and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and has removed the ban on the release of the film in four states. At the same time the court has directed the State Governments to maintain law and order after the film is released.
A bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khanvilkar and Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud said that at first glance, this matter is a suspension on the freedom of expression. The state cannot stop when the Central Board of Film Certification has given permission to the film. If for some reason the situation of law and order in the state worsens, then the government is responsible for correcting it, there is no way to ban the film.
At the same time Advocate Harish Salve said that if the state is banning the film, then it is an injury to the federal system of India. This is a serious topic. If anyone has problems then they can take help from law.
Let me tell you that the ban was made on the release of the film Padmavat in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on the matter of tampering with historical facts in the film.
However, after the Supreme Court’s decision the ban was removed in four states, it is now clear that the film will be released on January 25 in all the states. However, after the Supreme Court’s decision Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said that on the verdict of the Supreme Court we are interacting with the officers and we will take a decision in this regard soon.