SC Agrees to Hear ‘Padmaavat’ Producers’ Plea Against Ban in Four States

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the plea of producers of Bollywood movie Padmaavat, Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, against the ban imposed on its release by various state governments.

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A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud considered the submission of the counsel of the producer that the matter be heard urgently in view of the ban on its release by various state governments.

Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie citing law and order issues.

The movie is scheduled to be released on January 25.