Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that his government would not stop the screening of film Padmavati .
The Chief Minister said threats against the makers of Padmavati were uncalled for. The State government concerned should have acted against those issuing such threats.
“Such people should have been locked up,” he said in Mohali.
He said India was a free country, with free business opportunity for all. At the same time, it was the responsibility of the producers to ensure that history was projected in its correct perspective.
‘Don’t falsify facts’
“While different historical perspectives can be there, attempt to falsify historical facts cannot be tolerated,” he said, adding that it became even more necessary in the current age when children acquired knowledge through the audio-visual medium rather than by reading.
He said as far as Punjab was concerned, there would be no bar on the release of Padmavati . “Anything can be shown in Punjab as long as it does not hurt religious sentiments,” he said.
Referring to the restrictions imposed on the media by the previous government, Capt. Singh said his government did not believe in censorship and would immediately clear the formalities for any media organisation wishing to operate in the State. “We want competition to grow so people get news as they should be getting it,” he added.