SC refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

Padmavati

Why Sanjay Leela Bhansali has very limited options in the Padmavati row

The film is based on Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem, written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540. The song "Ek Dil Ek Jaan" is pictured on Deepika Padukone, the leading lady of the film, and Shahid Kapoor, who will be seen as Maharawal Ratan Singh of Chittorgarh.

For the record Padmavati is yet to be submitted to the CBFC for censor certification. You watch cinema and enjoy it. Bhansali was previously given threats against the release of the film, especially in Rajasthan.

Johar, whose last directorial venture "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas, had a hard time in getting a smooth release, was also present at the event.

"It's unfortunate to see the personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of the CBFC against Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali".

The movie, which also stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, is all set to hit the theatres on December 1.

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"He has himself said that he has made a film which is true to the story and there is nothing in it that might hurt the sentiments and sensibilities of people".

Soon after the judgement of SC, Girraj Singh Lotwara, the president of Shri Rajput Sabha (which is the supreme body of the Rajputs), said that they won't be responsible if the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is beaten up by somebody now. "So I feel we need to look into it if there is any global conspiracy behind it.", Swamy told ANI when asked about the Padmavati controversy.

The group has been constantly seeking ban on the release of the film, which they claim is distorting the history.

During the shooting of the film, there were rumours that there will be a dream sequence between Khilji and Rani Padmavati in the film.

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