Padmavati Panel: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to discuss the movie

Padmavati Panel: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to discuss the movie

Padmavati Panel: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to discuss the movie

While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath blamed the filmmakers for the controversy, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said distortion of history can not be tolerated. "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said reports that the film was being released overseas were incorrect and added that he would await certification. It was argued that the filmmaker wrongly portrayed Rani Padmavati in the movie.

The ABISY is an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS, a powerful Hindu organisation, which provides the ideological underpinning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.

Rajputs account for about 4% in Bihar and this statement by Nitish Kumar has been issued after several Rajput organisations and prominent NDA leaders demanded a ban on the film. Their opposition to it is centred around a rumoured romantic dream sequence between queen Padmini and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi who sacked the kingdom of Chittorgarh in 13 AD.

The bench which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud termed as "misconceived", the prayers sought by Sharma in his fresh petition and said that the court can not pre-judge a movie which is yet to be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Asked by a member whether as censor board chief he had seen the film, Joshi is learnt to have replied that he hadn't.

"When the matter is pending for CBFC's consideration, how can persons in power or holding responsible public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue a certificate or not? It will prejudice the decision of CBFC". Read Also:Here is a timeline of the Padmavati rowThe Lok Sabha Committee on Petitions had sought a report from the information and broadcasting ministry and the censor board after C P Joshi and Om Birla, two BJP MPs from Rajasthan, filed a plea on "objectionable content" in the film before the panel. "Such an act is a clear breach of law", the Supreme Court bench ruled.

The original release date of the movie was December 1 but due to the controversy, the makers have deferred it indefinitely.

Amu even threatened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has welcomed Padmavati in her state, to cut off her nose.

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