It seems like there is still more trouble for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. A member of the Karni Sena is still not happy with the five changes that the censor board has told to make. The member also threatened to set ablaze the cinema halls screening the film. The member even told that they will take the law into their hands in the film is not banned across the country.
A member said, “It is unfortunate that the censor board has decided to give the film a U/A certificate with only five changes. We will not accept this. We want a total ban on the film, which glorifies the barbarian invader, Alauddin Khilji. Just like Gujarat and some other states, we want the Centre to stop its release in the other parts of the country as well.”
He further added, “We want the government to impose a pan-India ban on the film. Otherwise, we will take the law into our hands and not hesitate to set ablaze cinema halls (screening the film). A panel of experts had also said that there were too many flaws (in the film). (The erstwhile) Mewar royal family’s Maharaja Arvind Singh, who was also on the panel, had said that facts were distorted in the film. Even then, the censor board has taken such a decision. We will not sit quiet if the film is released.”
The CBFC on 30th December had issued that ‘Padmavati’ to be given a U/A certificate and even suggested changing the title of the film to ‘Padmavat’. It was also suggested to make certain modifications in the disclaimer of the film, to make sure it did not glorify the practice of Sati, and to make some changes in the song ‘Ghoomar’. The CBFC said that U/A certificate will be declared to the film once the modifications and changes were done to the final material was submitted. The release of the film got deferred as the anti-Padmavati protest spread across various states.