All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has now jumped into the ‘Padmaavat’ controversy. While addressing a public gathering Owaisi urged the Muslims to boycott the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.
“Mr Modi had formed a 12-member committee to watch the movie and suggest modifications in it. However, when the Triple Talaq law was being formulated, he did not call anybody and just ordered to pass the law,” said Owaisi.
“Modi took so much effort for a manhoos (inauspicious) and bakwaas (nonsensical) movie.”
The Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the ban on ‘Padmaavat' imposed by the 4 states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had also slammed the respective state governments for banning the movie.
Meanwhile, members of fringe group Shri Rajput Karni Sena allegedly vandalised a theatre in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the movie.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained any other state from issuing such notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of the movie.
The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, observed that the states are obliged to maintain law and order. “We direct that there shall be a stay of operation on the notification and orders issued and we also restrain other states from issuing such notifications or orders in this matter,” the bench said in its interim order.
The film is all set for a worldwide January 25 release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, and will be the first Indian film to get a global IMAX 3D release.