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Even after deferring the release date of the film, the makers of Padmavati are still in hot water.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference also has written to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti looking for a ban on the movie.

The chief minister made this announcement at an event where BJPs Madhya Pradesh chief Nandkumar Singh Chauhan called Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali a "sinner" and alleged that in the movie Padmavati, history had been tampered with for the sake of money.

The actor who plays Raja Rawal Ratan Singh says "I hope Padmavati will release soon".

His comment followed a meeting he had with representatives of the Rajput community on Monday morning.

Earlier, several delegations of the Rajput community arrived from different parts of MP and submitted a memorandum to the chief minister demanding a ban on the release of "Padmavati" in the state.

"If historical facts are distorted, and if anything is shown or said in the movie against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji, then that movie can not be allowed to release in the land of Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said, eliciting a rousing applause from the audience.

Padmavati poster
Padmavati poster

Criticising Chouhan for announcing "Rashtramata Padmavati award", Singh said the chief minister has "miserably failed" in protecting the honour of women in Madhya Pradesh. "If the CM was so serious about the film hurting people's sentiments, why was he silent all these days, even as protests were being witnessed all across the state including in Ratlam bordering Rajasthan?" asked Pankaj Chaturvedi, Congress spokesperson.

"We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice,".

The film has been facing controversy since Bhansali started its shooting earlier this year.

Some Hindu groups, mainly the Karni Sena of Rajasthan, have been vigorously protesting against the movie's release while some political outfits have demanded that its release be deferred in view of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

The first poster of the movie was released in October this year and triggered a storm with various Rajput groups and others alleging that the director had "distorted" historical facts.

Various religious organisations, spearheaded by Shri Rajput Karni Sena, have alleged that director Bhansali has distorted facts in the film.

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