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Madhya Pradesh's CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan today has announced that controversial movie "Padmavati" will not be released in the state for its "distorting facts" about the Rajput Queen Padmavati.

"We will not tolerate any distortion of historical facts. The entire country is speaking in one voice that historical facts were distorted (in the movie)", he said.

The chief minister said any distortion of historical facts will not be tolerated. Meanwhile, Amarinder said the process of crop loan waiver had already been initiated and the deputy commissioners had been asked to prepare lists of beneficiary farmers. "Nobody will accept distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so", he tweeted.

Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had said that the film should not be screened till objectionable scenes are deleted. But on Sunday, it was confirmed that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus has been delayed.

So far, no report has come from any state government on the situation arising out of the protests against the film but the home ministry is keeping a close watch over the prevailing situation in some states, a home ministry official said.

He said he was for a ban on the movie in the state as many delegations from across Jammu region had approached him on the issue in the last couple of days.

Rajput groups allege distortion of historical facts in Padmavati
Rajput groups allege distortion of historical facts in Padmavati

"The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves".

The makers of "Padmavati" on Sunday deferred its release from the slated December 1, even as protests and threats continued unabated.

"We condemn this super emergency".

Fringe groups like Karni Sena have been demanding a ban on release of the film on the charges of playing with the "historical facts".

Protests are a justified recourse in a democratic system, said Singh, who leads the Congress government in Punjab.

Padmavati has the remarkable star cast Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

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