February 21, 2018

'Why mention real names if Padmavati is fictional?' CBFC to Bhansali

03 December 2017, 01:22 | Denise Dawson

Salman Khan pulls Sanjay Leela Bhansali's leg, says "I gave him 2 hit films and he took Shah Rukh Khan in his next"

Various Rajput groups and political leaders have accused Bhansali of distorting history in the movie by using a romantic dream sequence between the Rajput Queen Padmini and Sultan Alauddin Khilji a claim repeatedly denied by the filmmaker.. PTI file phot

Joshi said he has set up a board of historians to look into the film.

As six states, including Rajasthan, have already announced that they will not release the film, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to people holding official positions making "prejudicial comments" about the movie, saying these breached the principle of rule of law.

"Let the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) do its job", Advani is said to have suggested at a meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, while suggesting that the panel's proceedings were pointless. "The film is based on a poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi", Bhansali said, referring to the 16th century Indian sufi poet's epic poem Padmavat. The CBFC chief appeared before the petition's panel that also took up the film for discussion and its chair C P Joshi, who is also from BJP, is understood to have noted that Bhansali had failed to take cognisance of the faith and reverence in the figure of Padmavati. There is loss, a lot of loss, I have seen it for myself. It's learnt that the panel chose to give the director "at least two weeks" before deciding on whether to call him again. Sources of parliamentary said they have reached out to Bhansali but he appeared to be shying away from appearing before the panel. Bhansali explained that it was just shown to eight persons including two media personalities and his close friends; however he has now assured that the film will not be screened elsewhere until it is certified by the censor board, reports The Hindu.

At least 8 dead as Cyclone Ockhi lashes Tamil Nadu and Kerala
The system also had the potential of intensifying into a cyclonic storm around the latter part of the first week of December. The Railways issued the notice cancelling the trains following the high alert issued by the India Meteorological Department.

Babbar, who is also an actor, is learnt to have said that the movie's making involved an investment of around Rs 200 crore, and that its release should be allowed. The secretary to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, too, has deposed before us.

In a conversation with News 18, while talking about the Padmavati row, Salman happened to mention, "I gave Sanjay Leela Bhansali two hit films and he took Shah Rukh Khan in his next film" and laughed. A movie is meant for entertainment, not for creating a tensed atmosphere across the country.

And the Padmavati controversy rages on.

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