The most awaited film of the year is now the most controversial film of the year alleged strongly by the Rajput Karni Sena and other Kshatriya community. Most recently, even the Censor Board denies makers request to dispatch the clearance process for 'Padmavati', says the movie will be reviewed and certified as per set norms by following a chronological order of all applications.
Right now the makers decided to delay the release of the historical period-drama following the protests expressed on Sunday, and the fans of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali flick needs to hold on a bit. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh voiced his support for the protesters and said nobody would accept the distortion of history. "Nobody will accept the distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so," the Congress leader tweeted.
His comments came soon after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, also declared that Padmavati would not be allowed to be released in the state unless the objectionable scenes were removed. "We have been reading about the queen’s sacrifice from childhood. Distortion of history will not be tolerated," he added.
Now the things have heated up, some Rajput speaker even spoke about chopping of Deepika Padukone's nose in a public statement. Such an anger and obsession about banning the film has forced the makers to delay the release as no distributor would risk buying the final product.
Even the National Conference leader Devender Singh Rana wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and asked her not to allow release the film in the state till the film's facts are monitored. Shahid Kapoor, who plays the royal role of Raja Ratan Singh in the movie, says there is nothing in the film that is unacceptable. "I don't think there is anything in the film that is unacceptable or that is not in good taste. Eventually, Padmavati will come out and in full force," ANI quoted Kapoor as saying. "Our Constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to Padmavati. It should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it," the actor said.
Supreme Court rejects a plea recently seeking deletion of alleged objectionable scenes from Padmavati, terming it "Premature", PTI reported. "We cannot interfere with CBFC's work," quotes the top court said.