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Emraan To Star And Co-Produce Education Drama 'Cheat India'

New Delhi: Actor EmraanHashmi is all set to feature in and co-produce an education drama titled "Cheat India".

The actor's production banner, EmraanHashmi Films will be backing the project along with T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment.

The film, directed by SoumikSen, focuses on the Indian education system affected by crime and corruption.

"The script and title of 'Cheat India' are supremely powerful. This is among the most engaging and riveting stories I've read in a while and I am thrilled to be essaying what I believe will be a landmark role in my filmography”.

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Haryana Govt Bans Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

New Delhi: Haryana Government has banned Sanjay LeelaBhansali's film Padmaavat. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has communicated this decision through his tweet on Tuesday.The decision was taken in a Haryana Cabinet meeting. 

This makes Haryana the sixth state to ban the film, after Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Bhansali's film has become controversial for several months now and many BJP ruled states have banned it following objections by Rajput community.

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'Padmaavat' Makers Release Detailed Disclaimers Advertisement

New Delhi: Makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much awaited film "Padmaavat" have released a new advertisement listing all the disclaimers, clarifying controversies surrounding the film.

The producer confirmed yesterday that the film will release on January 25.

The movie was mired in controversy after various Rajput groups, including Rajput Karni Sena, raised their objections towards the content of the film.

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Bhansali Says 'Padmaavat' My Homage To Rajput Valour And Vigour

New Delhi: Bollywood film maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has asserted that his much-awaited directorial venture "Padmaavat" is his tribute to the glorious stories of Rajput "honour, valour and vigour".

The director said, the lavishly mounted period drama, which will hit the screens on January 25, is a dream come true for him.

"'Padmaavat' is a dream come true for me. I have always been fascinated by the stories of honour, valour and vigour of our great Rajput warriors that have been captured so beautifully in our literature and this movie is my homage to those glorious stories," Bhansali said in a statement.

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'Padmaavat' won't release in Gujarat

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has made it clear that 'Padmaavat' won't be released in  the state.
Gujarat is the second Indian state after Rajasthan to have banned the screening of the controversial Sanjay LeelaBhansali directorial despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).  

The flick, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly the Shri Rajput KarniSena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.