Trouble again for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's PADMAVATI



February 15, 2017 12:38:39 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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It's not over for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, their dream epic PADMAVATI could face fresh problems. Read to know more.

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The group that disturbed the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ambitious PADMAVATI in Rajasthan, has tighten their belt further by approaching I & B Ministry saying that their stand on PADMAVATI is not against art but distortion of history.

The group held a press conference in Delhi and defended their tough stance against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama and advocated the formation of a ‘Pre-Censor Board' to monitor all period films and prevent any misrepresentation of history.

At a press conference held in the national capital yesterday, representatives of the organization said they will soon be approaching the Information & Broadcasting Ministry to put forward their perspective and demands on the subject.

“We are not taking offence towards every form of art, or as a matter of fact against any filmmaker who wants to tell a period drama. But tampering the glory of Rajput history is something that needs to be considered with great amount of seriousness. Truth often gets overshadowed by the subjectivity of perception which can mislead generations of audience and result in poor understanding of history. And when it comes to Bollywood, it has happened several times in the recent past, such as in the case of the film JODHAA AKBAR in 2008,” said the group founder Mr. Kalvi.

Bhansali's PADMAVATI starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has attracted major controversy over its potential depiction of history. The film is based around the story of the invasion of Rajputana by Alauddin Khilji in the year 1303.

Claiming to have met the Censor Board and received an assurance from Bhansali that no intimate scenes between Ranveer and Deepika will be shot in the film, Mr. Kalvi has vouched for Pre-Censor Board and alleged the CBFC for endorsing Bhansali, he said, “It's unfortunate to see the Censor Board endorsing Bhansali. Few days back, when we met the censor board authorities, they told us that no action can be taken before the entire film is made and comes to us for review. However, I have personally met the director who has assured us that the film will show no intimate scenes between Ranveer and Deepika,”



  
  

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