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Padmavati row: Bhansali, CBFC chief Joshi to meet Parl panel today

Padmavati row: Bhansali, CBFC chief Joshi to meet Parl panel today

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Nov 2017, 06:11 pm

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IBNS): Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Central Bureau of Film Certfication (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi on Thursday will meet the Parliamentary panel to discuss over the ongoing Padmavati row, media reports said.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur, who heads the panel, said the meeting will take place at 3 p.m., according to NDTV.

Apart from Thakur, actor-turned politicians like BJP's Paresh Rawal, Hema Malini and Congress' Raj Babbar will be present at the meeting.

The release date of Padmavati has already been deferred from Dec 1 after several fringe groups had protested against the film over alleged distortion of history by director Bhansali.

The fringe group alleged Rani Padmini, played by Deepika Padukone onscreen, has been shown in poor light in Padmavati.

Taking the controversy to a new low, a Karni Sena leader had threatened to chop off actor Deepika Padukone's nose as the latter reacted sharply to the ongoing controversy centred on the film recently.

Reacting sharply to the vandalisation of a Kota mall recently, Padukone said people have regressed as a nation. "It's appalling, it's absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed."

Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu even offered a bounty of Rs. 10 crore on the heads of Bhansali and Padukone.

Amu even threatened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has welcomed Padmavati in her state, to cut off her nose.

Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Bihar have already banned the film, yet to be certified by the censor board.

While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath blamed the filmmakers for the controversy, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said distortion of history cannot be tolerated.

The film also stars actor Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in one of the three lead roles.


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Padmavati row: Bhansali, CBFC chief Joshi to meet Parl panel today

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