Prakash Raj joins the list of celebrities who have now come out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. In a Twitter post, the veteran actor questioned the way Padmavati, Nude and S Durga are being treated in the country. His post says:
To whomsoever it may concern
One wants to cut a nose..one wants to behead an artist..
One wants to shoot an actor down… and the system wants to remove certain films from a film festival in spite of being selected by a jury
And you want us to believe that there are no acts of intolerance ..?
silencing voices.. ?terrorizing ..?…..#justasking
The protests around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati have escalated to new heights. After signing letters with blood and threatening to chop off an actor’s nose, the religious-political organisations have made it a point to seek a ban on the film. Even though the director is ready to screen his film for anyone after obtaining the CBFC certificate, the protesters only seek a ban on the film.
But this isn’t the only film that is facing controversies right now. Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam film S Durga were dropped by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry from the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). These films were selected by a 13-member jury and were scheduled to be screened under the India Panorama Section.
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) November 16, 2017
The ongoing scenario around these three films have raised a lot of questions on the way art and culture is protected and promoted in our country. While Padmavati is yet to receive its CFBC certificate, Nude and S Durga were dropped because the ministry intervened and did not even consult the festival jury before doing so.
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