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'Mulk' in trouble? Court stays release, makers react

31 Jul 2018

'Mulk' in trouble? Court stays release, makers react

'Mulk' which was scheduled to be released on August 3 might be delayed as a sessions court in Mumbai granted an interim stay-order.

Nanak Shah Fakir release: SC refuses urgent hearing of plea

12 Apr 2018

Nanak Shah Fakir release: SC refuses urgent hearing of plea

The Supreme Court today refused to accord an urgent hearing on the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak's Committee plea, seeking modification of the order allowing the movie Nanak Shah Fakir's release.

Anushka Sharma's thriller 'Pari' not to be screened in Pakistan

03 Mar 2018

Anushka Sharma's thriller 'Pari' not to be screened in Pakistan

Pakistan has banned Anushka Sharma's thriller film 'Pari', which released to mixed reviews in India on Friday.

With 'Aiyaary', Pakistan continues to ban Indian patriotic films

16 Feb 2018

With 'Aiyaary', Pakistan continues to ban Indian patriotic films

Of late, almost every Bollywood film that had a storyline weaved around Indian armed forces, has failed to make it to the theatres in Pakistan. Neeraj Pandey's latest movie 'Aiyaary' is no exception.

Karni Sena withdraws anti-Padmaavat protest, admits film glorifies Rajput valor

03 Feb 2018

Karni Sena withdraws anti-Padmaavat protest, admits film glorifies Rajput valor

Taking a massive U-turn, Karni Sena, the Rajput fringe group that wanted a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, has finally decided to withdraw its year-long protest.

Americans dance to 'Ghoomar', while Indians ban it

31 Jan 2018

Americans dance to 'Ghoomar', while Indians ban it

From attacking schools, setting buses ablaze to putting a bounty of Deepika's nose, Padmaavat has seen it all.

No 'Padmaavat' for audience in Malaysia

30 Jan 2018

No 'Padmaavat' for audience in Malaysia

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus might have seen the light of day in India, but seems like the film is not welcome in Malaysia.

Gurgaon's Ambience Mall "cancels" Padmaavat screening to mislead miscreants

27 Jan 2018

Gurgaon's Ambience Mall "cancels" Padmaavat screening to mislead miscreants

To mislead miscreants protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat, Gurgaon's Ambience Mall recently pasted cancellation circulars of the movie at the mall.

All you need to know about the Karni Sena

25 Jan 2018

All you need to know about the Karni Sena

Even as the film Padmaavat hits the screen, Rajput Karni Sena's protests have made the screening difficult in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan.

One crore for Deepika's nose? Now that's expensive!

25 Jan 2018

One crore for Deepika's nose? Now that's expensive!

In a recent turn of events, the Kshatriya Mahasabha Chief has offered to reward the person, who will chop off Deepika Padukone's nose and ears, with Rs. 1 crore.

India burns over a movie, a day before Padmaavat's release

24 Jan 2018

India burns over a movie, a day before Padmaavat's release

A day ahead of the release of Padmaavat, protests, violence and arson were reported from different places including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Gujarat, states that had banned the movie.

SC again refuses to ban Padmaavat

23 Jan 2018

SC again refuses to ban Padmaavat

The SC has refused, once again, to stop screening of 'Padmaavat,' ruling it is the states' duty to ensure law and order.

With two days remaining, what would become of Padmaavat?

23 Jan 2018

With two days remaining, what would become of Padmaavat?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat is no longer just a film. Though the period drama isn't political, watching it would be.

Rajput women threaten to kill themselves if Padmaavat released

22 Jan 2018

Rajput women threaten to kill themselves if Padmaavat released

On Sunday, thousands of Rajput women went on a 'Chetavani Rally' in Chittorgarh, a warning to the administration that if 'Padmaavat' is released, they will commit 'jauhar.'

Delhi rocked by violence over Padmaavat, Gujarat, Rajasthan affected too

22 Jan 2018

Delhi rocked by violence over Padmaavat, Gujarat, Rajasthan affected too

Three days before Padmaavat's scheduled release, violent protests have rocked parts of India, including the capital.

Despite SC directive, no Padmaavat screening in Gujarat

20 Jan 2018

Despite SC directive, no Padmaavat screening in Gujarat

Gujarat's multiplex owners have decided not to screen Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat as they face threats from fringe groups like Karni Sena, that could lead to loss of property and business.

Padmaavat ban: 'Duty of state to protect people' says SC

19 Jan 2018

Padmaavat ban: 'Duty of state to protect people' says SC

The SC said that it was the prerogative of the state to tackle law and order problems and the ban on 'Padmaavat' cannot be sustained after CBFC clearing its release.

New controversies embroil Padmaavat, post SC's ban-lifting

18 Jan 2018

New controversies embroil Padmaavat, post SC's ban-lifting

The makers of Padmaavat heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court allowed a nation-wide release, earlier today. But now the Karni Sena threatens dire consequences if the film is released in any state, despite SC's order.

SC stays bans, clears 'Padmaavat' for an all-India release

18 Jan 2018

SC stays bans, clears 'Padmaavat' for an all-India release

In a major relief for the makers of 'Padmaavat', the Supreme Court has stayed the ban imposed on it in four states.

After Gujarat & Rajasthan, Haryana joins Padmaavat "ban" wagon

16 Jan 2018

After Gujarat & Rajasthan, Haryana joins Padmaavat "ban" wagon

Only 9 days are left for the release of the most-awaited film of the year 'Padmaavat'. But, it is a long road ahead for the makers.

Padmaavat to hit theatres on 25th January

14 Jan 2018

Padmaavat to hit theatres on 25th January

The makers of the controversy-ridden epic period drama Padmaavat (previously titled 'Padmavati') have officially announced the film's release date.

Padmaavat banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal despite censor board approval

12 Jan 2018

Padmaavat banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal despite censor board approval

As the controversial Padmaavat moves towards its January 25 release after having cleared a long-drawn battle, it might still suffer as one state after another ban the film.

Saif Ali Khan will watch 'Padmavat' before 'Padman'

10 Jan 2018

Saif Ali Khan will watch 'Padmavat' before 'Padman'

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is gearing up for his big release 'Kaalkaandi', recently spoke at length about the controversy laden movie 'Padmavat'.

No release for Padmavat in Rajasthan confirms Chief Minister

09 Jan 2018

No release for Padmavat in Rajasthan confirms Chief Minister

Although Sanjay Leela Bhansali and team Padmavat heaved a sigh of relief when the film finally got a confirmed release date of January 25, but it looks like there's still some trouble awaiting them.

Padmavati: Karni Sena demands complete ban on the film

06 Jan 2018

Padmavati: Karni Sena demands complete ban on the film

Earlier, the censor board had asked the makers of Padmavati to modify the movie a bit.

Now, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demands pan-India ban on 'Padmavati'

03 Jan 2018

Now, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demands pan-India ban on 'Padmavati'

Just when we thought the sun is finally shining on Padmavati, a new controversy has popped up.

Padmavati gets U/A certificate from censor board, may change title

30 Dec 2017

Padmavati gets U/A certificate from censor board, may change title

Despite furious protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmavati, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted a U/A (parental guidance) certificate to the film.

Padmavati will get a certificate only after historians review it

27 Dec 2017

Padmavati will get a certificate only after historians review it

New set of hurdles await the movie 'Padmavati', as the CBFC has announced that it would get a certificate only after the historians review it and give a no-objection certificate.

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on public theatres

11 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on public theatres

It was a grand day for movie enthusiasts in Saudi Arabia as the conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year-old ban on public theatres.

Kangana Ranaut refuses to sign petition for Deepika Padukone

05 Dec 2017

Kangana Ranaut refuses to sign petition for Deepika Padukone

The death threats issued to Deepika Padukone had caused outrage among many Bollywood celebrities. While some have gone out their way to support Deepika, some just didn't bother.

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

30 Nov 2017

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

That the Karni Sena has a problem with 'Padmavati' is well-known, but it seems it has issues with everyone who associates themselves to it in any way.

BJP's Suraj Pal of Deepika-bounty fame resigns as media-coordinator

29 Nov 2017

BJP's Suraj Pal of Deepika-bounty fame resigns as media-coordinator

Suraj Pal Amu, who announced a Rs.10cr bounty on Padmavati actress Deepika Padukone's head, resigned from his post as BJP's chief media-coordinator in Haryana.

S Durga not screened at IFFI, CBFC demands re-submission

28 Nov 2017

S Durga not screened at IFFI, CBFC demands re-submission

Marked as controversial by the I&B ministry, 'S Durga' will not be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will end today, despite repeated requests from the jury members.

SC dismisses plea seeking stay on Padmavati's release outside India

28 Nov 2017

SC dismisses plea seeking stay on Padmavati's release outside India

The SC has dismissed a second plea against 'Padmavati', which had sought a stay on its release outside India.

Venkaiah Naidu on Padmavati row: Violent threats unacceptable in democracy

26 Nov 2017

Venkaiah Naidu on Padmavati row: Violent threats unacceptable in democracy

At the inaugural session of the Times Literary festival, vice president Venkaiah Naidu asserted that violent threats and announcing rewards for causing physical harm are unacceptable in a democracy.

"We stand for Padmavati": Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout'

25 Nov 2017

"We stand for Padmavati": Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout'

To show support for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA) and 20 other film and television industry bodies are organizing a 15-minute blackout protest "Main Azaad Hoon".

#Padmavati Nahargarh Hanging: Police find dead man's mobile-phone with selfies

25 Nov 2017

#Padmavati Nahargarh Hanging: Police find dead man's mobile-phone with selfies

Rajasthan Police have found the mobile phone of Chetan Saini, the 40-year-old who was found hanging at the Nahargarh Fort, which would be instrumental in solving his mysterious death.

Padmavati's postponement, a blessing in disguise for other films?

25 Nov 2017

Padmavati's postponement, a blessing in disguise for other films?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' is mired in controversies ever since it came to the fore. The matter has become so serious that Deepika Padukone has been provided police security.

Padmavati protests take shocking turn: Body found with anti-movie slogans

24 Nov 2017

Padmavati protests take shocking turn: Body found with anti-movie slogans

The protests against 'Padmavati' seem to have taken a ghastly turn. News18 reported that a body was found hanging in Rajasthan's Nahargarh Fort today, surrounded by slogans against the movie.

As India fights over 'Padmavati', UK clears it for release

23 Nov 2017

As India fights over 'Padmavati', UK clears it for release

After India heckled, booed and threatened it, 'Padmavati' has now been cleared for release in the UK.