Karni Sena seeks ban on Akshay’s ‘Prithviraj'(Photo Credit: Poster From Prithviraj)

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has asked the Central government, whether the Censor Board has granted a certificate for the release of the movie ‘Prithviraj’. The courtroom order got here on Thursday on public curiosity litigation (PIL) looking for a ban on the release of the movie.

The courtroom has mounted the case for listening to within the week commencing February 21. A bench comprising Justice A.R. Masoodi and Justice N.Okay. Jauhri handed the order on the PIL moved by Karni Sena’s vice chairman Sangeeta Singh. The petition sought a ban on the release of the film, alleging it was presenting a ‘wrong and vulgar’ image of Prithviraj, a Hindu emperor, and therefore it damage sentiments.

The petitioner mentioned the preview of the film itself exhibits that it’s controversial. ‘Prithviraj’ is an Akshay Kumar starrer Hindi movie. This is the second time that Karni Sena is opposing the release of a movie.

In 2017, the Karni Sena had mounted a powerful protest towards ‘Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Deepika Padukone. The nationwide protests forced a delay in the film’s release and in addition made the makers change the title to ‘Padmavat’ from ‘Padmavati’.

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