‘Padmaavat’ row: Bhansali agrees to screen the film in Rajasthan High Court

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    As per reports, in a quashing petition filed by SLB before the Rajasthan High Court seeking the quashing of an FIR in relation to the film ‘Padmaavat’, a screening will be held in the Rajasthan High Court.

    Bhansali’s counsel Nishant Bora, however, requested that adequate security measures should be put in place during screening of the film in the court. Acting on the plea, Justice Sandeep Mehta directed the government to ensure adequate security measures for the screening. During the last hearing, the court had ordered for arranging a screening of the film before arriving at any conclusion on the allegations that the movie distorts historical facts.

    Justice Mehta adjourned the hearing for the case till February 2, 2018. The court will then decide the date for the screening of the film. The case pertains to an FIR filed by two persons named Virendra Singh and Nagpal Singh with Deedwana police in March 2017, alleging that the film has distorted historical facts and hurt the image of queen Padmavati.  Bhansali had moved the court to get the FIR quashed. The high court had then stayed the FIR, but had allowed the investigation in the matter to continue.

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