Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Padmaavat row: Karni Sena workers detained, say changing name not enough

Rajput Karni Sena workers were detained for protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certification office in connection with the release of film Padmavat at Peddar Road in Mumbai India on Friday Deepika's 'Padmavati' officially gets renamed as 'Padmaavat'!
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 05:08

"We arrested 136 Karni Sena supporters, who were protesting outside the CBFC office at Cumballa Hill area in South Mumbai, under section 143 of IPC for unlawful assembly", he said. "The CBFC which has been running ever since the time of Britishers doesn't know how to work". Thousands are expected to join the protests throught the course of the day.

A daily reported that to suit the demands of the CBFC, "one of Bollywood's leading directors was sitting in the editing suite at Rajkamal Studio at Parel, turning the specific locations of his magnum opus into la la land". Opposing the CBFC's decision to release the film, a Karni Sena leader said, "Merely changing the name of the film isn't enough". We have faith in our government, but we do not trust the filmmaker. We do not want to see the film.

Another Sena worker, Ganpat Singh said the film should be banned completely.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has issued statements regarding the changes suggested in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat (erstwhile Padmavati) and a possible release date, January 25, but the makers were yet to confirm the news.

Despite the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), "Padmaavat" won't be released in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Friday.

He further said, "We have asked the filmmakers to change the disclaimer to one that does not claim historical accuracy; modify the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places; add a disclaimer which states that the film in no manner subscribes or glorifies the practice of Sati".

"The Shree Rajput on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of ", and called for a "janata curfew" whenever the directorial is released. In essence, the activists of the organisation would not let viewers enter cinema halls.

While Padmaavat release has been banned in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Goa on Monday clarified that the movie could be released there.

The CBFC has suggested five modifications in "Padmavati", which included changing the film's title to "Padmavat", in December a year ago.