Padmavati: What can Sanjay Leela Bhansali do for a no-protest release?


Recently, a PIL was filed in Supreme Court against its release but the apex court rejected the plea and announced that CBFC will take an "independent view".

The Supreme Court refused to place the ban on the release of "Padmavati" saying it can not intervene since Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is yet to decide about the certification of "Padmavati".

The plea, filed by Siddharajsinh M Chudasama and 11 others, also sought the setting up of a committee of eminent historians to check the veracity of the script to prevent any inaccuracy in the portrayal of Rani Padmavati.

Earlier, a bandh was called in Chittorgarh to protest film's release. The bench comprising justices Vikram Nath and Abdul Moin yesterday refused to interfere in the matter. The petitioner Kamta Prasad Singhal had pleaded that under the Sati (Prevention) Act, the practice was banned and even its propagation was banned and made punishable.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor's Padmavati has been facing a lot of opposition from various communal groups for its release.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama is slated to hit the theatres on December 1.

The set of the movie was again vandalised in Kolhapur, with the miscreants burning the costumes in March this year.

Last month, its members destroyed a "rangoli" created at a Surat mall for "Padmavati" promotions and threatened further disruption.

He further added, "Rani Padmavati was known for her pious lifestyle and her character was beyond reproach but in order to serve the prurient interests of certain sections of audience, filmmakers have shown the Queen dreaming about Alauddin Khilji and in love with him".

It claimed that the movie distorted certain historical facts "hurting the sentiments of Kshatriya community".