Padmavati row: Let Censor Board do its job, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

“The CBFC has been formed for a purpose. Let it do its job,” Rathore said

By: Express News Service | New Delhi/hyderabad | Updated: November 22, 2017 7:40 am
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Regarding the controversy over the release of Padmavati, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said that the CBFC has been established for a purpose and it should be allowed to do that job. “The CBFC has been formed for a purpose. Let it do its job,” Rathore said, responding to questions by reporters. Rathore is a Rajput minister from Rajasthan in the Narendra Modi’s government. This is his first comment on the Padmavati issue, which erupted after some Rajput groups objected to the film and demanded changes to it, a step supported by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje among other BJP leaders.

Padmavati is yet to get a certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). An application sent by the producers was returned last week as it was apparently incomplete. CBFC sources had said that once the producers resubmit the application, it will again be scrutinised and the movie will come up for screening and certification as part of the queue.

Watch film before opposing: Birender

Meanwhile in Hyderabad, Union minister Birender Singh said that those opposing Padmavati should see the film first and then demand cuts if anything objectionable is found.

“My opinion is very clear. Some of the historic facts may not be in consonance with our thinking… Those who are opposing should first see the movie. If they find something which hurts them, (they can ask the producers to) remove those (parts),” Singh said. He said the history of our country should be explored more in a realistic way.

“And these movies are of course based on history. And I know certain directors, they take a lot of pain to study all angles of history. But popular sentiments should also be respected,” the steel minister said. Historical facts are important and they should be analysed in the ‘right perspective’,” he said.

“Any sane man should think of what is the best logic, whether what we are agitating (against) deserves that kind of approach or let (us) see first what is the movie (about),” he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. S
    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:49 am
    I think if what bhansali showed in movie is wrong, then can bjp and kutta sena tell the real story of padmavati. Right from my school days I know only one story which is the one about, mirror,capture of ratansingh in own fort, then sati by padmavathi. what different version do bJP or rajputs have
    1. S
      Nov 22, 2017 at 10:46 am
      arey how le rathore, tum bjp ke log censor board ko apna kaam karne do tab karenge na kaam. is there anything to not certify the movie? just straight forward, and this minister has brians in his legs.
      1. Gita
        Nov 22, 2017 at 10:38 am
        Why dont the Rajput groups make a documentary or any kind of film depicting their true history, culture, valour, customs etc exactly as they wish it to be portrayed. Such a film should also be released in dubbed versions in all major Indian languages so that all Indians may learn the true story of the Rajputs. Obviously the various Rajput groups have enough money between themselves to fund the production of such a film and they can engage the best talent in the Indian film industry, plus with proper marketing and should result in a profit making blockbuster film. A win win situation all round!