Padmavat release banned in Rajasthan: This is a conflict between central and state govts, says Raj Babbar

IANS

Jan,10 2018 09:07:45 IST

New Delhi: With Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia saying that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavat will not be released in her state, the Congress on Tuesday (9 January) said there was a conflict between the central and state governments on the issue.

Raj Babbar (left); still from Padmavat; Vasundhara Raje Scindia (right)

Raj Babbar (left); still from Padmavat; Vasundhara Raje Scindia (right). Facebook

"For us, the release of any film means it has been certified by the censor board (Central Board of Film Certification). The government of India should ask Vasundhara ji if she is opposed to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

"The censor board, which comes under the Ministry, has given a certificate to release the film," Congress leader Raj Babbar said.

"Is she not opposing the central government by not allowing the film to release (in Rajasthan)?" he asked.

Babbar said, "This is a conflict between the central and state governments. She should reply to this."

Vasundhara Raje on Monday said Padmavati, now rechristened Padmavat, will not be released in cinema halls across the desert state.

Updated Date: Jan 10, 2018 09:07 AM