Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Karni Sena protests against CBFC in Mumbai, over 150 held

Karni Sena protests against CBFC in Mumbai, over 150 held

Talking to ANI, Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana had said, "We have a very clear stand since day one that we want this film to be banned".

"Asked if the controversy over the magnum opus put a dampener on his professional life in 2017, the 36-year-old actor said the year held a lot of excitement for him as he got to be a part of a "memorable" film like "Padmavati".

With both the directors-Sanjay Leela Bhansali and R Balki being phenomenal in their work, it will be interesting to see which film manages to spell more magic on the audience as well as the critics.

The members of the Rajput outfit Karni Sena were detained by the police while protesting in Mumbai on Friday. "It should be banned".

However, the makers of the film, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, are happy with the way the CBFC carried out the process of certification and have disclosed the changes ordered by the censor board.

Secondly, the title of the movie was suggested to be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat if the filmmakers had added their creativity. This became evident from the manner in which Ajay Devgn approached the Competition Commission of India against Yash Raj Films (YRF) during the release of his Son of Sardaar (2012) alleging that he lost nearly 900 single screens as YRF used its dominance to ensure that their Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) got preference.


It is also reported that the film is based on a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

Mr. Joshi said that they have approved the film and CBFC should not get involved in any controversy and he also added - "Let's refrain from utilizing CBFC's name unnecessarily".

This led to the question whether the movie showcases any intimacy between Khilji and Rani Padmavati.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, Padmavat is all set to be released on 25 January.

They even threatened Deepika and Bhansali.

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