Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has declared that the his government would not allow release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' in the poll-bound state.
"There is a lot of sensitivity in Kshatriya and Rajput communities with regards to certain depiction of history. We respect their feelings and with elections on the anvil, the state government does not want any controversy.
Besides that the law and order is also our responsibility, so we have decided that we will not allow release of movie 'Padmavati' in Gujarat," he said.
Rupani also said that the ban was not only limited to the state assembly polls which will be held in December "but till the controversies subside".