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CBFC clears decks for release of Padmavati: Here’s how politicians reacted

As per a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and decided to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis the attributed material/creative source".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 30, 2017 7:41 pm
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The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” a UA certificate and has suggested the director to change the film’s title to “Padmavat”.

As per a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and decided to give the film a “UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film’s title on the basis the attributed material/creative source”.

Here are some political reactions:

Pahlaj Nihalani, former CBFC chief: The former CBFC chief told ANI, “The film faced so many controversies even before people saw it. This decision could have been taken before the film was opposed by people and political parties in several states. This film was sidelined by CBFC and it raises the question on the Censor Board. Producers suffered such huge losses because of the cuts. Vote bank politics has obviously been done, the film is being seen after elections. Chairman faced pressure from the ministry.”

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, Rajput Karni Sena told ANI: “Our people will be outside cinema halls & each hall which shows the film will be vandalised. Members of the committee formed to review the film have opposed it but censor board is taking this decision due to underworld pressure.”

Lokendra Singh Kalvi: The founder-patron of Rajput Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi said a lot of clarifications are yet to come on the issues and it will be too early to comment. He, however, said his stand is “very clear, which is known to everyone”.

Giriraj Singh Lotwara: President of Rajput Sabha Giriraj Singh Lotwara said that it was unfortunate that the board wants to favour the film producers instead of considering recommendations of the panel that reviewed the film. He said that he will continue to protest against “Padmavati” in democratic manner.

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  1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
    Dec 30, 2017 at 10:51 pm
    Now 3,456,789 Vedic क्रोर्ड Rajput Hindu-Taliban will self-immolate to prove that they are Jai Chand no more. This they want to do out of guilt of having sold their daughters, wives and mothers in sexual servitude of Mughal Kings. Bhagwat Mata Ki hai.
    1. Indian Singh
      Dec 30, 2017 at 9:05 pm
      PADMAVATI may be based on PADMAVAT POEM of 16th Century, but KHILJI, Chitod, KHILJI attacking CHITOD, JOHUR by RAJPUT WOMEN at CHITOD etc were all HISTORIC FACT. If not QUEEN PADMAVATI, some other QUEEN of CHITHOD by a DIFFERENT NAME would have committed JOHUR to escape from being made S-E-X SL-AVE by KHILJI. ............ Hence the MOVIE should be BANNED so that BOLLYWOOD DARE NOT take FREEDOM with HINDU HISTORY while making movies
      1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
        Dec 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm
        Hindu-History is an oxymoron. More like Hindu-Fantasy.
        1. Fasi Mir
          Dec 31, 2017 at 12:01 am
          When Lord Krishna died,All his 1500 wife committed Johar. At that time Which muslim king was coming to rape them? You are alive today because of Khilji who save Indian civilization by defending against Mongols barbarians.Mongols ransack every civilization of Asia and Europe,killed 50 of Chinese population.They Attacked india 6 times but our brave warrior Khilji stood up and gave a brave fight and defeated them. Tum log desh ke gaddar log, jo thali me khate ho use me ched karte . Every hind u leader is corrupt looting the country. Such a great king shown in a negative image, just because he was Muslim.
        2. Rajsekar Bennaki
          Dec 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm
          Underworld pressure?? arey yaar bhai ko cd bhej de. kyon bekar ka preasure. We have more to do then hear this stupid kar..s.na
          1. Vinod Behari Lal
            Dec 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm
            Is it not like outsourcing its main work by the CBFC ? Is anyone worried about the sanc y of statutory bodies or CBFC is a dispensable body?