Manohar Lal Sharma, a lawyer, who failed in his twin attempts in the Supreme Court in getting ‘Padmaavat’ stalled from being released, filed his third petition against the film on the eve of its all-India release and mentioned it before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today.
The bench, also comprising Justices A.M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, agreed to hear the fresh plea on January 29. Read order here.
M L Sharma, in the fresh plea, has referred to the apex court order of November 20, 2017 on his earlier plea, ordering expunction of certain details about the movie from his petition on the ground that the contents may create “disharmony”. The Apex Court had dismissed the plea on November 20, 2017 saying it cannot pre-judge a movie which was then before the Central Board of Film Certification for grant of certification. Read order here.
As per reports, the lawyer now says in the fresh plea that the contents regarding the film, which were ordered to be struck off from his plea, have been depicted in the movie and hence, they should also be removed.