Friday, 24 November, 2017

Padmavati row: Here's what Jaipur Royals have to say about Bhansali Productions

Try'Padmavati Director Bhansali For Treason Censor Board Member Padmavati directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali tells the story of Queen Padmini of Chittoor in Rajasthan
Theresa Hayes | 11 November, 2017, 11:59

Gupta, who is the General Secretary of the Uttar Bharatiya Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said that something "disgusting" was being done in the pursuit of earning money and for boosting one's career. By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board. "We have respect for Bhansali as an individual and artist", Joshi told IANS.

"I have written a letter to the Home Minister that Sanjay Leela Bhansali be tried for treason and a strict action be taken against him". Although Bhansali has repeatedly assured that the movie does not have any scene that would hurt the sentiments of any community, the outrage against the film has not died down.

Padmavati which has been in trouble as many elements are trying to stay its release, the Supreme Court earlier in the day had dismissed the petition against the release of the film.

Summary: "There has hardly been any serious attempt to make a proper historical film in our country".

Thirdly, I do not understand why there are protests when Bhansali in a video statement made it quite clear that there is no dream sequence in the film and nothing objectionable has been shown about Rani Padmini.

It should be noted that Bhansali is yet to submit the film for certification to the censor board, according to sources. Deepika Padukone will be seen playing the titular role, Shahid Kapoor a Rajput warrior and Ranveer Singh the menacing Delhi Sultanate ruler in the upcoming historical drama. There was no mention of Padmavati before Malik Muhammad Jayasi wrote the "Padmavat". Not only Jaipur Royals, but also Jaipur distributors have said that they want stand-off to end between Karni Sena (fringe outfit) and makers of Padmavati before they decide to release the film on December 1.