CHANDIGARH: Haryana became the fourth state to ban Padmaavat on Tuesday, less than 10 days ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film on January 25, reported Times of India.
Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, which are also ruled by BJP, have already banned the film despite the censor board clearing it. However, the Aditya Nath Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has decided not to ban the film.
Controversial Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who had quit as party’s chief media coordinator in November, had led protests against the film and had even offered 10 crore as “reward to behead” Bhansali and the film’s lead actor Deepika Padukone. Accusing the Haryana CM of “humiliating” the Rajput community, Amu had called him “arrogant”.