Gajendra Chauhan said that the team is not calling Padmavati fictional, so it means that they are going with what has been written in the history and showing Padmavai as a dancer is not appropriate.
The minister also said that the censor board’s decision will be final on the concerns relating to the content of the movie.
The head of Film Studio Setting and Allied Majdoor Union demanded that Sanjay Leela Bhansali must delete objectionable scenes from the film. Padmavat is slated to release on December 1.
Karni Sena has called for a nationwide bandh on December 1 if Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is released. The Karni Sena is not demanding any pre-screening but a total ban on the movie.
With increasing protests and threats against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati, Maharashtra Government has provided a precautionary security cover to the filmmaker assuring his safety.
Padmavati is receiving a lot of support from the Bollywood fraternity. Rajkummar Rao, Karan Johar, Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and many others are supporting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s vision.
Tiger Zinda Hai actor Salman Khan, who has earlier worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali said that he should be trusted for not portraying anyone in a bad light.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been accused of allegedly ‘distorting historical facts’ in his upcoming film Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been under attack by various political groups for allegedly ‘distorting historical facts’. Five associations including Indian Film and Television Director’s Association and CINTAA have come out in its support.
Padmavati, slated to release on December 1, is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the BJP, claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmini, a contention Bhansali has repeatedly rebuffed.
Last week, Sanjay Leela Bhansali released a video, saying that Padmavati does not have anything that will upset the Rajput community. Now, Shahid Kapoor’s new comments come three weeks after the actor spoke to the media for the first time about the row, which has now taken the shape of national debate.
Mewar royals have penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and censor board demanding to stop Padmavati’s release stating that historical facts have been distorted in the film. The royals have also claimed that the song “Ghoomar” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has gross inaccuracies.
Pahlaj Nihalani has openly said that all the protests against Padmavati must stop. The former CBFC chief appreciated Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s filmmaking and remarked that all his films end up being controversial. Padmavati is slated to release on December 1.
In Sirsa, members of the Rajput community burnt Bhansali’s effigy after carrying out a procession.
Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said his department had decided to refer the objections regarding the film to the art and culture department.