The Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea of producers of controversial Bollywood movie ''Padmaavat'' against the ban on it by four State governments. The states which had banned the film to release are Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujrat, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. A Bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, considered the submission of counsel of the producers that the matter be heard urgently in view of the ban by the latter states citing law and order issues. On the other end, Shri Rajput Karni Sena had blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the screening of Padmaavat. Around 200 police personnel have been deputed in and around Chittorgarh to avert any untoward incident. Shri Rajput Karni Sena spokesperson Virendra Singh had already announced that they would block the National Highways and rail tracks across Chittorgarh on January 17. Speaking to IANS, Karni Sena spokesperson said: "We will continue our protest... We are around 2,000 in number now and we are sure that this number will go up by this evening." The screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial "Padmaavat" has been banned in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Haryana also joined the list yesterday. The movie is scheduled for release on January 25.
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