Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat Banned in Malaysia for Touching Sensitivities of Islam

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed ‘Padmaavat’ has been banned in Malaysia (a Muslim-majority country) by the country’s censor board as the film touches on the “sensitivities of Islam”.

The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh, is based on the 16th century epic ‘Padmaavat’ by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

In Pakistan, the censor board had cleared film without any cuts for screening with a ‘U’ certification.

The film was released on 25th of January in India after CBFC cleared it last month with a ‘U/A’ certificate and five modifications, including title change from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’.

As per reports, the distributors of the film had filed an appeal against the ban which would be taken up by the Film Appeals Committee on January 30.

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