SC agrees to hear ‘Padmaavat’ producers plea against ban by some states

Written by January 17, 2018 16:32

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of producers of controversial Bollywood movie Padmavat against the ban imposed on its release by various state governments.

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.

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.