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Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

From Reuters - November 19, 2017

(Reuters) - The producers of Padmavati - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

The movie, which was due to go on release in India on Dec. 1, has led to protests in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and other states. It has also faced a delays in approval from the Indian censor board.

The studio behind the movie, Viacom 18 - a joint venture between Viacom Inc and Network 18 owned by Reliance Industries, said on Sunday it had voluntarily deferred the release date of the film.

We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course, the company said in a statement.

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