Padmavati Row: Let Censor Board do Its Job, Says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
New Delhi, November 21: Amid raging controversy over the film ‘Padmavati‘, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the Central Board of Film Certification be allowed to do its job. Various Rajput groups have been protesting across the country against the film alleging it “distorts” history and hurts sentiments of people.
“CBFC has been constituted for a reason. Let them do their job,” said Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Also read: FIR Against BJP Leader For Offering Rs 10 Crore to Behead Deepika, Bhansali
Meanwhile, security has also been heightened outside actress Deepika Padukone‘s residence.
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On Tuesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said ‘Padmavati’ will not be released in the state unless necessary changes as suggested to the Centre are being made in the film. Also read: Aamir, Shah Rukh Stand Beside Deepika
In the letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, Raje had suggested that a committee of historians, film experts and members from the Rajput community be formed to look into the film’s subject and necessary changes be made to it so that it does not hurt the sentiments of any community.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film has Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead role.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, which has produced Padmavati, has deferred the release of the movie indefinitely. “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’, has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017,” the production house said in a statement. The new release date is yet to be announced.