Censor board chief Prasoon Joshi recently opened up about creative freedom, and what went into finally releasing Padmaavat for the larger audience.
Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi addressed the release of Padmaavat in his statement: “I did my job and sincerely took a sensitive and balanced call.
Prasoon Joshi was scheduled to participate in a session titled “Main aur Woh: Conversations with Myself”. The Sri Rajput Karni Sena had said it would not allow Joshi to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival as the censor board cleared Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat for release.
Rajput outfits such as the Karni Sena have opposed CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi’s visit in to Rajasthan amidst the row over the movie Padmaavat.
Sukhdev Singh, national president of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, said that members of his outfit will wave black flags at Joshi if he arrives.
Censor board chief Prasoon Joshi has denied reports that 300 cuts have been issued in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film Padmavat.
The petition was filed on December 22 after the CBFC failed to comply with a Delhi High Court order to certify the film.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati which features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead has been mired in controversies since months for distorting historical facts.
CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi said he is not averse to artistes turning into political activists, provided they have requisite knowledge about the issues they raise.
Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi on Monday expressed his disappointment with the Padmavati makers for showing the film to a few mediapersons before submitting it to the censor board.
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi rubbishes the reports that say that he has seen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and that it was expected that the movie will “sail through without cuts”.
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi has rejected one of its advisory panel members’ statement against Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali that said the filmmaker should be tried for treason. He also said it does not represent CBFC’s stand on Bhansali.
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Prasoon Joshi’s comment comes amidst the row over Tamil film ‘Mersal’, after certain media reports indicated that the movie’s Telugu version was getting delayed due to the CBFC.
The government last month replaced Pahlaj Nihalani with songwriter-adman Prasoon Joshi. According to the reports, under the chairmanship of Joshi, the makers of “Love Sonia” were asked to make 45 cuts in the film starring Freida Pinto and Richa Chadha.