The fringe group has been protesting against the movie because of alleged distortions of history related to Rani Padmini of Chittor, even as Sanjay Leela Bhansali has refused that the movie maligns the image of Padmini. When Chouhan was asked if the film would be banned in MP, he told the reporters today, "Jo Kaha tha, wo hoga (What I had said, will happen)". Madhya Pradesh CM also hinted that the prior ban on the film will continue despite it being cleared by CBFC.
Apart from this, a few states like Rajasthan and Gujarat, have already made a decision to ban the film, which means it may not release in those states.
On Friday, the Gamdevi Police in Mumbaiarrested 132 members of the Karni Sena, for protesting outside the censor board office in Mumbai.
Despite the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Padmaavat won't be released in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said yesterday.
Padmaavat which starres Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor was initially set for release on December 1, but due to violent protests, opposition and death threats to Padukone and Bhansali, the film's release was delayed. Despite some Rajput organizations warning of creating a ruckus if the movie ever releases, Sanjay Bhansali seems to be keen on releasing "Padmavat" on February 9. The government officials have confirmed that Padmaavat won't be banned in the state.
"There are sentiments that get hurt, so the filmmakers must take care not to tamper historical facts", said Surendra Jain, the global joint general secretary of the VHP. "We have not revoked it, hence there is no question of the film being released in the state", he said.
Recently, the chief minister had said that he respects art but one should avoid hurting anyone's sentiments.