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"INCOMPLETE APPLICATION" CENSOR BOARD RETURNS 'PADMAVATI' WITHOUT CERTIFICATION

By Jasmeet Singh . 18th November 2017 10:30pm

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial ‘Padmavati’. The reason was that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was yet to decide about the certification of the film. While we all have been waiting for the certification amidst the aggressive protest against the release of 'Padmavati' the CBFC has returned the application filed by the film director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The reason according to sources is due to incomplete application and because of that, the film is yet to be certified. CBFC says that the film will be reviewed when complete documents are brought back. A source from the central board said, "When it comes back to us we will put it in the queue and see when the turn comes, there will be no exception." According to latest CBFC norms, it takes roughly 2 months before any decision on a film and it's certified. Well, this means that there could probably be a delay in the release of 'Padmavati'. Ajit Andhare, the COO of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, confirmed the Censor Board's communication but stressed this was "merely a minor technical issue, nothing stops them from seeing the film if they want". Padmavati is a historical epic drama based on a 13th - 14th century Indian Queen called 'Padmini' who was well known for her beauty. According to history, she defended her honor against a Muslim Invador Alauddin Khalji. Apparently, the people of Rajput and other hardcore Hindu groups and political parties believe that the film has not portrayed the Queen, her honor and the people of Rajput in good light. Despite the faith Deepika Padukone has on the judicial system of the country, our fingers are crossed as we anticipate on what will happen next.