New Delhi, Nov 28: After Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, now Bihar too has jumped onto the bandwagon of petty politics where creative freedom is being throttled in the name of maintaining peace and security. After Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his counterpart in Gujarat declared that they have banned the release (whenever it happens) of Padmavati, now Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also has declared that the film will not be released in Bihar unless the concerned parties issue proper justification.
Padmavati Row is going on since almost a month now. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus has been seeing a lot of resistance from the Karni Sena, who call themselves the inheritor of Padmavati's lineage. Many other Rajput clans have joined them saying that the film shows their queen in poor light and shat she never had any affair with Alauddin Khilji.
They claim that the historical facts have been distorted. Interestingly, it is yet to be established if this 14th century queen actually existed or is this a figment of imagination of a Muslim Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jaisi. Too much is being concluded too soon and the Supreme Court today rightly observed," All concerned people, holding responsible posts must be guided by rule of law and shouldn't venture into to passing comments on films which haven't been cleared by CBFC. It'll prejudice minds of board members while taking a decision."