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Salman Khan: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me

02 December, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Padmavati’ makers apply for 3D certification

"We will respect the decision that CBFC takes as it is a government body".

The 30-member panel comprised actor-turned-MPs like Hema Malini (BJP), Raj Babbar (Congress) and Paresh Rawal (BJP).

Prasoon Joshi, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification appeared before the petition committee and that also took the movie for discussion and its chair CP Joshi and also a BJP leader also understood to have noted that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali had failed to take cognizance of the faith and the reverence that the movie "Padmavati" get invoked.

The film stoked controversy over assumptions that it has a dream sequence depicting romance between Rajput warrior queen Padmini and Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji.

After being summoned by the Parliamentary panel, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali addressed the raging controversy surrounding his film Padmavati. The committee took cognizance of the issue as part of its study - "Film Industry: Problems and challenges".

Advani, however, intervened and told the panel that a cross-examination of Bhansali was not on the agenda, The Hindu quoted a committee member as saying.




Earlier in the day, the censor board chief also appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Petitions to brief its members about the controversy.

Joshi told the Lok Sabha committee that the process of certifying the movie was underway, said sources.

Sources told IANS that the film-maker was asked why he had screened the movie for a few select journalists even before it was cleared by the censor board.

Joshi said he has set up a board of historians to look into the film. Responding to a query from members, Joshi is learnt to have said that the promos and songs of Padmavati had been certified.

Wondering if creating controversy was a new trend to sell the movie, the panel members pointed out that the media was giving free space due to the ongoing row and even social media had given the movie enormous space. The secretary to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, too, has deposed before us. A movie is meant for entertainment, not for creating a tensed atmosphere across the country. The 51-year-old answered the questions on the ongoing controversy of Padmavati quite cleverly and diplomatically.

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