Vastavam web: Bollywood celebrities say their faith in Indian judiciary has been restored after the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the country-wide release of controversial movie “Padmaavat” on January 25.The apex court stayed notifications and orders issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting exhibition of the lavishly- mounted period drama in their states.Ayushmann touted SC’s verdict as the “best news of the day”.
“Best news of the day which restores faith in our democracy: Supreme Court suspends ban imposed by four states on ‘Padmaavat’, restrains other states from issuing similar orders,” he wrote on Twitter.Bhagat lauded the judgememt for protecting the freedom of expression.”SC states censor approved ‘Padmaavat’ can’t be banned by states. Great decision. Every story can’t be told how bullies want it. Artists, just as anyone else, have freedom to express in India. The states involved should respect decision and curb bullies,” he wrote.”While the BJP governed, Haryana CM is busy banning ‘Padmaavat/vati’. Thank God for the Supreme Court! ADGP says ‘Rapes part of society’. Khattar must punish policemen ruining state,” the actor wrote. He also demanded Haryana CM’s resignation with a hashtag, #KhattarStepDown.
The producers, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, had approached the top court challenging the notification and orders issued by four states — Gujarat Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh — prohibiting exhibition of the film.