Padmaavat controversy: Fringe groups on rampage ahead of film's release; multiplex owners won't screen movie in 4 states
A bus was torched and a highway blocked in Haryana's Gurugram where people protesting against Padmaavat violated prohibitory orders while the police had to use force to disperse an agitating mob in Lucknow.
Padmaavat controversy: Over 35 Karni Sena supporters detained in Mumbai; theatres in Gujarat refuse to screen film
The Supreme Court of India has instructed all state governments to ensure a peaceful screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat.
Padmaavat: From set vandalism to Karni Sena protest and Supreme Court ruling, a timeline of controversies
For Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, the road to a theatrical release has been a long and rocky one indeed.
Padmaavat movie review: Bhansali couches regressive, opportunistic messaging in exhausting visual splendour
Padmaavat is a perfect example of a Hindi film couching its extreme prejudices in grandiloquence and tacky clichés. The film is steeped in unwitting contradictions
Padmaavat controversy: Not a single Karni Sena member has watched the film, says Lokendra Singh Kalvi
Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi denied what he called 'rumours' that some Sena members had watched Padmaavat. He added that 'the information is fake'.
Anti-Padmaavat protesters unleash violence in Ahmedabad: Malls vandalised, vehicles burnt ahead of Karni Sena chief's visit
30 motorcyles were set on fire and several other vehicles parked outside three city malls were damaged by protesters opposing release of Padmaavat, police said.
In a relief of sorts for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the MNS said it would maintain a vigil outside cinemas where the Padmaavat is being shown
With Padmaavat, is Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Bhansali trio all set to revolutionise industry trends?
Padmaavat will be the third outing of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as lead actors after Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015). However, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has confirmed that both of them will not be seen together in the film.
Padmaavat row: Karni Sena names 6-member panel to watch film, fringe groups demand ordinance banning movie
Karni Sena, which has been leading protests against Padmaavat, named a six-member panel comprising erstwhile royals and historians to watch the film.
The result of this surrender to Karni Sena is this: Not a single distributor is willing to touch Padmaavat in Rajasthan. Not a single theatre-owner is willing to screen it.
Padmaavat: As SC lifts ban on film's release in multiple states, a look at Bollywood's reactions so far
With the SC ruling in favour of Padmaavat and lifting the ban imposed by the MP and Rajasthan govt, here's a look at whose side the film industry's on
Padmaavat controversy: SC has directed state govts to ensure film's release, not to us, says Karni Sena chief
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly sent a letter to Karni Sena inviting them for a screening of his film Padmaavat ahead of its much-disputed release on 25 January.
Padmaavat controversy LIVE: SC rejects plea by Rajasthan, MP govts; Deepika Padukone visits Siddivinayak
Supreme Court dismisses ban on Padmaavat, says 'all states must follow our orders'
Padmaavat row: Karni Sena says it won't allow movie to be released in Haryana, vows to 'demolish theatre screens'
Ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' on 25 January, Shree Rajput Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Tuesday said here they would not allow screening of the film.
Ahead of Padmaavat's release on 25 Jan, violence erupts in Haryana, MP; Karni Sena warns of 'enormous outburst'
Violence and arson erupted in parts of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Haryana ahead of Thursday's release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period drama 'Padmaavat'.
Padmaavat: To understand Rajput pride and valour, one must watch the film, says senior lawyer Abha Singh
Padmaavat has been facing the wrath of Rajput fringe groups ever since the film's announcement. The period war drama is slated for a 25 January release amid a slew of violent protests across the country.
Some goons of the Karni Sena vandalised the Rajhans cinema hall in Ahmedabad and abused the SC to protest against the release of Padmaavat in Gujarat
Padmaavat marks the fourth film in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's career as director-cum-music director after Guzaarish, Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
Members of the Rajput Karni Sena claim they have already approached Prime Minister Narenda Modi and are soon expected to meet the President, seeking complete ban on Padmaavat.
Padmaavat row: Rajput Karni Sena members vandalise cinema hall in Bihar, threaten to set ablaze if film releases
Around 40 activists of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena attacked a cinema hall in Muzaffarpur, tore posters of Padmaavat, shouted slogans and threatened to set ablaze the theatre if the film is screened.