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UPDATE: APEX COURT REFUSES TO BAN 'PADMAVATI', BJP WANTS BHANSALI PUNISHED

By Siddharth Singh . 11th November 2017 04:17pm
UPDATE: APEX COURT REFUSES TO BAN 'PADMAVATI', BJP WANTS BHANSALI PUNISHED

The latest update to the 'Padmavati' row is that the Supreme Court has refused to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial 'Padmavati'. The apex court turned down BJP members plea who had accused the filmmaker of treason saying it could not intervene since the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was yet to decide about the certification of 'Padmavati'. The controversial epic drama is all set to release on December 1. A few hardcore Hindu groups and political parties since long have been alleging Bhansali of rebuffing, distorting history and wrongly portraying late Rajputana queen Padmavati. One of the BJP members and a member of CBFC, Arjun Gupta has even recently written a letter addressing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to punish Bhansali for treason. Gupta in his letter wrote;

The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it. He needs to be severely punished by being tried for treason for his attempt to distort history so that in future any filmmaker is wary of these kinds of projects.
The agitation does not seem to end even tough Bhansali in a recent tweet stated that his film is a tribute to the sacrifice, valor, and honor of Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen. He has also clarified that there are no scenes in the film to hurt anyone's sentiments. Even then the hardcore community groups and political parties are stuck to the rumours that the movie features a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and invader Alauddin Khilji, essayed by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. [caption id="attachment_22195" align="alignnone" width="595"] source[/caption]
According to IANS, Gupta has also appealed CBFC to "not certify this film". However, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi said an individual point of view does not represent the collective view of the organization. "We have respect for Bhansali as an individual and artist," Joshi told IANS.
In the meantime, Government of Rajasthan has planned to set up a committee before the film's release to check out and ensure that the facts were not distorted. Now all eyes are on CBFC, will 'Padmavati' get a certification of release or will it get banned, only time will tell.
news courtesy: ians