"Till then we will not release the film anywhere", a source told PTI.
"The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate while accepting the complaint has said that it will record my statement on November 27 under Section 200 of Cr.P.C.", complainant Bhawani Shankar Sharma told IANS.
When returning Padmavati application to producers, CBFC had said that the new application may have to wait for 68 days - a rule censor board had all along but was never implemented - before it was certified. It was requested that Hindu sentiments should not be offended by playing "Ghoomar" song in the cultural programmes being organised in schools. The government will not allow its release in the state.
Padmavati has been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification without any cuts, but the producers say they are not planning to release the film without the Indian censor board's go-ahead.
Although the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is yet to review the film, the two BJP-ruled states unilaterally made a decision to ban the film. The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1. "The government will come to know and I think he will face the tune of the legal action". Only the state government can issue such circulars. The film is unlikely to release in the country before it comes out in India and the makers have also signalled in this regard.
"Padmavati" has been facing the wrath of various Rajput groups and political leaders, who have accused Bhansali of distorting history. "The rumour is that there is a dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji", he said via a Facebook post earlier.
Most of the anger appears to stem from allegations that Bhansali filmed a romantic dream sequence between the protagonists, which Bhansali has denied.
"There's a lot of debate in India whether Padmavati was actually a living being many, many years ago or whether she was just an imagined person in a poem", analyst Sharma said.
The board, which is yet to comment on the Rajput Samaj's boycott, describes the film as a "Hindi language epic drama in which a Sultan leads an invasion to capture a Rajput Queen" with a release date specified as December 1, 2017.