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Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh urge India’s supreme court to permit ban on screening of controversial film ‘Padmaavat’

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday against a controversial Bollywood film, for the second time in as many weeks, as two states seek to re-impose a ban on the movie, based on an epic poem about a 14th-century queen. The film “Padmaavat” ran into trouble after groups critical of the project accused its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of distorting history by portraying a Muslim ruler as the “lover” of Queen Padmavati of the Hindu Rajput warrior clan. Monday’s action comes after the…