Now NC seeks ban on Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’


Jammu,  A senior leader of opposition National Conference (NC) today wrote a letter to Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, seeking a ban on the
release of film ‘Padmavati’ in the state till its contents are
“I request you to kindly order the ban on the release of
feature film ‘Padmavati’ till its contents are verified and
the various religious or community groups are satisfied that
the film is not likely to hurt the sentiments of the people,”
NC Provincial president Devender Singh Rana said in a letter
addressed to the chief minister.
Rana in the letter, which was released by the party to
the media here, said many deputations from across the Jammu
province have approached him in this regard in the last couple
of days.
Quoting media reports suggesting that the contents of the
movie could allegedly hurt the sentiment of a particular
community or religion, the NC leader said it has the potential
to “disrupt peace and order” in Jammu province.
Various groups across the country, most of them from the
Rajput community, have accused director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
of distorting historical facts in the film.