Centre keeps watch as Padmavati controversy grows, no report from state govts

Geneva Matthews
November 21, 2017

The makers of "Padmavati" on Sunday deferred its release from the slated December 1, even as protests and threats continued unabated. He has also complained to the petition committee of the Parliament and the Union ministry of information and broadcasting.Joshi also wrote a letter to the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, insisting on prior approval by the erstwhile Mewar royal family and historians.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that film Padmavati would not be allowed to release in the state unless the objectionable scenes were removed.

If there are scenes breaching the honour of Queen Padmavati, then the movie will not be allowed to be exhibited in Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan said.

"If historical facts are distorted, and if anything is shown or said in the movie against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji, then that movie can not be allowed to release in the land of Madhya Pradesh", Chouhan said, eliciting a rousing applause from the audience.

The Congress alleged that Chouhan's announcement against the screening of the film was a "propaganda" for polarisation of votes in the next month's Gujarat elections.

He said even if the movie is passed by the Censor Board for release in the country, it won't make it to the screens in the state. "This is a propaganda being staged in the view of ensuing Gujarat polls with an aim to polarise voters in that state", alleged Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.

Those feeling hurt by distortion of facts had the right to protest, he said, adding that protests were a justified recourse in a democratic system. "We condemn this super emergency", Banerjee tweeted. "All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice,".

The Chief Minister said that nobody had the right to distort history.

Haryana BJP leader, Suraj Pal Amu, on Sunday announced a bounty of Rs. 10 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

"Several sinners came and went back after committing sin but there are still some like Bhansali", he said, alleging that the history of Rashtramata Padmavati has been tampered with "for the sake of money".

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