Apex court refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

Try 'Padmavati' Director Bhansali For Treason: Censor Board Member

Try 'Padmavati' Director Bhansali For Treason: Censor Board Member

Mumbai: Rajasthan Rajput Parishad activists protest against filmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati" in Thane on Friday. By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board. Lotwara told dna, "We would not take any responsibility if Sanjay Leeks Bhansali is beaten up by any youth whenever and wherever he is seen". But he even mentioned that the sentiments of the communities will also be taken care. There are some dialogues and scenes projected in the film are objectionable.

Gupta's statement came after Bhansali released a video, saying that there was no romantic scene between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji in his film.

The movie has been a subject of many controversies. Rani Padmavati never danced, rather all women from royal families lived a very dignified life and whenever they felt that their chastity is in danger, they would jump into fire, so that nobody can touch them.

As the certification by the Censor Board is yet to be granted qua the film, hence it was premature for the petitioners to seek the relief as prayed.

They were also carrying placards with messages denouncing the movie and calling for a ban on it for allegedly "distorting" historical facts.

"Padmavati" is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540. Political parties from various states and certain Rajput communities desperately want to ban the movie starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, as they feel Bhansali's movie might hurt the sentiments of the Rajput communities.

"Padmavati" is slated to release on December 1, and there is a brouhaha over it as various organisations have been targeting the filmmaker for distortion of history in the movie, touted as a "historical drama".

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