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.
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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.
Prasoon Joshi, the newly appointed CBFC chief called his first meeting with the board members. Joshi said that the purpose of CBFC is to make things better for all the stakeholders. Prasoon Joshi replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the CBFC chief last month.
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