CBFC clears decks for release of Padmavati: Here's how politicians reacted

Posted December 31, 2017

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial has been in a long battle against the censor boards and Rajput groups (a really tough year guys), who hold that the film misrepresents the life of Rani Padmini. Meanwhile the director of the film has agreed to make the changes suggested by the board.

The film Padmavati had yet not been certified by the CBFC, causing delay in its release!

The other key modifications suggested in the meeting include those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song "Ghoomar" to befit the character portrayed. If the sources are to believed, the film-makers have accepted to this condition which are yet to be implemented and another meeting for the goal will take place post the implementation of the suggestions.

However, the Censor Board is planning to move forward with the film's certification but has laid down certain conditions for the makers.

As per CBFC, the film was approached with a "balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and the society". Organistions such as the Karni Sena not only manhandled Bhansali and disrupted the film's shoot in Rajasthan, they called for a ban on Padmavati's release in the state. Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi from this pressure spoke to the media and said if Padmavat releases in theatres, the men belonging to Sri Rajput Karna Sena will vandalize each and every cinema hall showing the flick.

"Padmavati" also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. But yet, the CBFC made a decision to pass the film due to pressure from underworld is what they have alleged!

"Disgusted by the open and blatant use of political muscle to screw filmmakers during elections. We will continue our protests".

Despite the suggested modifications by a special committee, a group that says it represents Rajputs vowed on Saturday to keep protesting against the movie.

"Actor Rahul Dev tweeted: "'Padmavati" turns "Padmavat, ' smart move, yet wonder why is the "I" so large in our country? But the punch has come from Censor Board also as they have rejected to Censor the film until issues are resolved.