The States of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan  today moved the Supreme Court  seeking it modify its earlier order lifting the ban on the screening of controversial film 'Padmaavat'.

The SC agreed to hear the applications by the States tomorrow. The movie is scheduled to release January 25.

Last Thursday, the apex court lifted a ban on the film by Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. At the time, it said it is the various governments' job to deal with any potential law and order issues arising from the release of the film. That isn't the job of the court, it said. The SC even restrained other states from issuing any order to prohibit the screening of the film.The producers and the director of the film petitioned the SC against the ban.

MP and Rajasthan today said that because maintaining law and order is their constitutional duty, prohibiting the screening of a film to prevent untoward incidents is also part of that same duty.

Earlier, the four states argued that the censor board, while clearing a film, scrutinised filmmaking and ethical aspects but state governments had to factor in possible law and order challenges arising from volatile social dynamics

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