Padmavati: Maharashtra CM gives police security to Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Lifestyle       by Ramsha Soofi | Published

Lifestyle by Ramsha Soofi | Published

The outfit claimed that as per the Cinematography Act, the government can withhold the release of a movie for three months even after a go-ahead by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and it can be extended further. A couple of days ago, in a relief for Padmavati makers, the Supreme Court had refused to entertain a plea against Padmavati's release and had put onus on the CBFC.

Release of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period film Padmavati might be deferred if not outrightly banned in Uttar Pradesh.

The film stars Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.

"The Censor Board should interfere and take a stand that unless Bhansali agrees to this demand, a censor certificate will not be issued to the film". UP government has also said that municipal polls are scheduled in the state on November 22, 26 and 29 and counting is due on December 1.

Now, as the production team prepares for the film's global release, the protests are only intensifying.

Moreover, Prasoon Joshi said that it is really unfortunate to see that the personal point of view which has been expressed by an advisory panel member of CBFC against Sanjay Leela Bhansali. "This is a great contempt of Queen Padmavati and has hurt the emotions of entire Hindu community including the Rajput society".

Following the controversy, Rajput groups and Mewar Royals have also threatened to stop the release of the movie.

"Its December 1 release may not serve the interest of peace", the state government has argued pointing out that the film's release also coincides with declaration of UP civic poll results as well as Barawafat, making it hard for the state government to make arrangements for the screening.

The members of the Karni Sena have been protesting throughout the nation, seeking a ban on the film since they feel that Bhansali has distorted with historical facts. Asked whether there was a possibility of protests after the movie's release, Singh said, "It may happen".

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