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Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati'

Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati'

In a swift counter-move, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi has completely invalidated Arjun Gupta's fiercely aggressive demand.

"It's unfortunate to see the personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of the CBFC against Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali".

A source from the Padmavati team says the film will go to censors in the next one week. "I think we have to have a sense of responsibility", said Singhvi. "We have respect for Bhansali as an individual and artist", Joshi told IANS. The bone of contention is the so-called "distortion of history" in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, which is speculated to contain a dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji.

"We further confirm that we have not in any manner deflected from the honour, pride and supreme sacrifices made by Rani Padmavati has been depicted in the most dignified manner", the letter states.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to entertain a plea seeking a stay of the release of the film after it enquired at the outset as to whether or not the Censor Board had issued a certification for the movie.

"The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it. Has the Censor Board certified the film", the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked from the counsel for petitioners.

The film has been in the eye of storm since January this year over an alleged scene between Rani Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji.

"According to the Newspaper, Bhansali's Padmavati will not be allowed to release here in eastern Rajasthan", said Singh.Protests were also staged in Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur.Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor and is set to release on December 1.Karni Sena, along with other Hindu outfits organised an Akrosh rally.

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