Padmaavat Row: Karni Sena Workers Detained While Protesting Outside CBFC Office in Mumbai, Say Changing Film’s Name Not Enough
Mumbai, Jan 12: The members of the Rajput outfit Karni Sena were detained by the police while protesting in Mumbai on Friday. The workers were detained while they were protesting outside the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) office against the film Padmaavat, which is set to be released on January 25. They said that changing the name of the film was not enough and demanded a complete ban on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Karni Sena President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, who had called for a gherao of the CBFC office today, had said that the CBFC had been running ever since the time of Britishers and sisn’t know how to work. The Karni Sena has also been reportedly demanding the resignation of Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of CBFC. (All about the row over Padmaavat)
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) last week announced its decision to grant the certification to the controversial Bhansali directorial — subject to five modifications including a title change. The film’s title was then changed from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’.
The decision was arrived at following a meeting in the presence of Joshi and a special panel comprising Arvind Singh from Udaipur, historian Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University. However, Gogamedi said: “After watching ‘Padmavati’, Arvind Singh and KK Singh said this film will ignite protests. Despite that, Prasoon Joshi has given the green light to the movie.