Malaysia bans Indian movie Padmaavat
February 4, 2018 | 10:18 AM
by Times News Service/Reuters
Ranveer Singh played the Muslim ruler

Muscat: Malaysia has barred controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat" from being screened in theatres, the home ministry said on Friday, citing the movie's negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler.

Actor Ranveer Singh plays the Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji in the film that stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.

The film had already attracted protests in India, after groups critical of the project accused its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of distorting history by portraying the Muslim ruler as the "lover" of Queen Padmavati of the Hindu Rajput warrior clan.

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