Padmavati row: Question raised over silence of SRK, Amitabh

24 November, 2017, 01:19 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
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Earlier in November, the head of the Rajput Karni Sena in Rajasthan said Padukone should have her nose cut - a symbol of public humiliation - for being part of a film that allegedly insulted the famed queen.

However, while this means that nothing stops the film from releasing overseas (unless the Supreme Court intervenes), it also opens up the possibility of pirated versions of the movie being made available before it finally gets to open in India.

Padmavati, which was originally set for 1 December release, has been indefinitely shelved.

The censor board has a job which it should be allowed to do, the Centre said on Tuesday even as the row over Padmavati raged on with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claiming that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was no less guilty than the fringe groups extending threats to him and actor Deepika Padukone.

A leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that he would pay a reward roughly equivalent to $1.5 million to anyone who would behead an Indian actress and a film director.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today that a call on on allowing the screening of film "Padmavati" in the state will be taken only after a decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). "They have already broken so many reassurances in the past", said Jadeja, who says his group is ready to march up to the UK Parliament in protest unless the film's release is blocked in the country.

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The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Padmavati to keep its original release date for United Kingdom audience.

Starring Deepika Padukone with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in key roles, the magnum opus tells the tale of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Mewar queen known for her beauty and intelligence as well as courage, her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, a Rajput warrior king who fought to defend his kingdom and wife's honour, and Sultan Alauddin Khilji.

Bollywood is in chaos after death threats to a female star forced producers to postpone a much-anticipated movie.

The controversy over the alleged "distortion of history" raged on with an education officer in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district issuing a circular banning a song from the film from being played in schools.

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