‘Padmavati’ row: Let CBFC do its job, says Information and Broadcasting ministry


Amid a raging controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be allowed to do its job. Amid rumours of a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji’s characters in the film, many Rajput groups have been protesting against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.

Historians, however, are divided on whether Rani Padmavati existed.

The Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments have said that they would not allow the movie’s release in their respective states, till certain controversial portions in the film were removed. CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi had, yesterday, said the censor board was trying to come up with a “balanced decision” about (Padmavati), but the body should be given adequate space and time to do that.

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The security of actor Deepika Padukone, who plays the titular role in the film, has been beefed up following a series of threats against the actress. The makers of the movie had recently deferred its December 1 release date.