Padmaavat release: Fringe groups threaten violence after SC lifts ban

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavaat will get an all-India release after the Supreme Court struck down a ban imposed by four states — Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Members of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena vandalised a cinema hall in north Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Thursday just hours after the Supreme Court lifted a ban imposed by four states on the release of Bollywood period drama Padmaavat.

Right-wing Hindu fringe groups across the country have threatened violent protests if the film is screened even as two of the four states said though they respect the top court order they will explore the option of filing an appeal.

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is scheduled for release on Januar


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