Will allow screening of Padmavati in K'taka if CBFC okays: Ramalinga Reddy

Will allow screening of Padmavati in K'taka if CBFC okays: Ramalinga Reddy

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy  on Thursday  said that the state government will not ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's flick Padmavati in the state.

Replying to BJP members Lahar Singh in the Legislative Council, he said granting permission to the film comes under the purview of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film will be screened in the state if the CBFC gives permission. The government will take all measures to ensure law and order in the state, he added.

Earlier, Lahar Singh said, "Rani Padmavati and Rajput community stand as a symbol of bravery and patriotism. The wrong portrayal of Rani Padmavati in the movie has hurt the sentiments of the community. Protests are being staged across the state, including Bengaluru, opposing release of the film. Hence, the state government should not allow screening of the film."

Reddy, however, said he was not aware of the contents of the film and that it is responsibility of the CBFC to look into these aspects.

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