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'Why mention real names if Padmavati is fictional?' CBFC to Bhansali

03 December 2017

The 30-member panel comprised actor-turned-MPs like Hema Malini (BJP), Raj Babbar (Congress) and Paresh Rawal (BJP).

Sources said the panel likely to view "Padmavati" will include historians and that the film's producers have re-submitted their application to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), this time filling in the relevant entry stating whether the movie was based on a work of fiction or historical events. He told the panel that he will not screen the film overseas until the CBFC clears it, The Hindu report said. The committee took cognizance of the issue as part of its study - "Film Industry: Problems and challenges". Shared by a senior journalist Rahul Kanwal, the poster, with the sarcastic undertones talks about how some outfits are doing all in their might to not let the film release and how no action is being taken to stop all the open threats.

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Bhansali and Joshi appeared before the standing committee, while the CBFC chief deposed before the Lok Sabha panel as well. Now, it has up to two months to decide on the movie after a multi-level process.

Salman Khan said, "No one gains from a discussion around a film, and only leads to loss". Responding to a query from members, Joshi is learnt to have said that the promos and songs of Padmavati had been certified. "We will respect the decision that CBFC takes as it is a government body". The secretary to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, too, has deposed before us.

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In the midst of a raging controversy over his film Padmavati, its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Thursday appeared before a Parliamentary committee and maintained that the row over his yet-to-be released movie was just based on rumours, strongly rejecting criticism that he had distorted historical facts about the 16th century Rajput queen.

The statement quoted Thakur as saying: "How and why did this divide and controversy erupt..." Later, Thakur said in a statement: "A movie is meant for entertainment, not for creating a tensed atmosphere across the country".

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Padmavati controversy is at its peak.

'Why mention real names if Padmavati is fictional?' CBFC to Bhansali