Arré Checklist: Which State Will Ban Padmaavat Next?

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Arré Checklist: Which State Will Ban Padmaavat Next?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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his year’s Republic Day weekend is going to be a memorable one, and it’s not going to be because of the parade. On January 25, Padmaavat will finally hit the theatres, a film whose BTS “making of” will be titled How to Lynch Directors and Intimidate People.

The Rajput Karni Sena’s long battle with the film seems to be bearing fruit too, as four states so far have come forward to announce that they will be banning Padmaavat. While the producers of the film lobby Supreme Court to challenge the ban in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana, I’m taking the opportunity to be slightly more realistic and prepare a list of the states that will be banning the movie in the coming week.

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