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UPDATE: 5 FILM ASSOCIATIONS STAND UP TO BACK BHANSALI FOR 'PADMAVATI'

By Siddharth Singh . 13th November 2017 05:30pm
UPDATE: 5 FILM ASSOCIATIONS STAND UP TO BACK BHANSALI FOR 'PADMAVATI'

A new turn seems to arise in the much-hyped controversy related to the upcoming epic historical drama 'Padmavati'. Members of The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA), Western India Cinematographers Association (WICA), Screenwriters Association (SWA) and Association of Cine and Television Art Directors & Costume Designers, have joined hands in support for Bhansali's upcoming flick. A press conference will be led by IFTDA today, appealing to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on behalf of four other associations, in the wake of freedom for filmmakers over the "Padmavati" controversy. Ashoke Pandit, IFTDA President, told IANS,

Five bodies are coming together to make an appeal for freedom of expression for filmmakers. The industry is shocked and we are hurt that a filmmaker like Sanjay Leela Bhansali is being heckled and abused. Bhansali symbolizes the success of our film industry in many ways, and if he can be treated like this and harassed, things are not right.
In addition to it, Pandit said,
Nobody has seen the film, yet people are making assumptions and attacking and abusing Bhansali. Similar controversy happened around 'Indu Sarkar'. What will we do? We can't make films to suit everyone's ego. If someone doesn't want to watch the film, don't watch it. If someone doesn't want it to release, go to court.
"Padmavati", is all set for its release on December 1. The movie is embroiled in a controversy as a few hardcore Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the BJP since long, have been alleging Bhansali of distorting history and wrongly portraying late Rajputana queen Padmavati.
news courtesy: ians