The Supreme Court was critical on CM's of all five BJP ruled states for commenting on Padmavati before the CBFC certifying the film against its release slated on December 1 has been deferred for time being.
Chief ministers of several states have made statements against allowing the screening of the film.
Another plea seeking the ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus "Padmavati" was dismissed by the Apex Court.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and justices A M Khanvilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that the remarks made by people holding responsible posts are indefensible and would create tension, and is against principles of law. "That will prejudice the decision of the CBFC". The plea filed by Sharma also sought prosecution of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. SC also chastised the government officials and Chief Ministers for making derogatory comments on the film without watching it.More news: Media firm backed by Koch brothers buys Time magazine
The irked bench, however, did not impose a cost on Sharma keeping in view the fact that he has been a practising lawyer of the apex court.
Starring Ranveer Singh (as Sultan Alauddin Khilji), Deepika Padukone (as Rani Padmavati, in the lead) and Shahid Kapoor (as Maharawal Ratan Singh), "Padmavati" is being distributed internationally by Paramount Pictures.
The film is now in the black shadows and there are few chances that it will get a clear release anytime soon, despite that now the Padmavati makers have zeroed themselves to a new release date for the film. While Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has sought a committee to discuss the film, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said it had "hurt Rajput sentiments" and done "foul play with culture".