Padmavati Cleared By UK Censor But Won't Release. What Twitter Thinks

Herbert Rhodes
November 24, 2017

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a fresh plea seeking a direction to the makers of Padmavati to not release the film outside India on December 1.

However, even if the producers of Padmavati got a favourable order from the apex court against Sharma's new plea and also received a nod from the Indian censor board for the movie's release, they may still not be out of the woods. Facing massive opposition at home, Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie Padmavati was cleared uncut by the British censors even as the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to hear a plea seeking directions that the film is not released overseas on December 1. If this unseen ban goes on, the movie will become something of a legend itself, restricted by people who haven't five minutes of its 3 hour run time.

The registered charity, which defines its aim as instilling the cultural values of the Rajput people in the United Kingdom, said it has written to the BBFC to revoke its certification for the film to prevent its release in Britain.

The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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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In the letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani last week, Raje had suggested that a committee of historians, film experts and members from the Rajput community be formed to look into the film's subject and necessary changes be made to it so that it does not hurt the sentiments of any community.

The hero from the past said that he will speak about the controversy keeping in mind the interest of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the sensitivity of the Rajputs.

"We are not releasing the film anywhere on December 1", the source told IANS.

Amarinder Singh, in his comments said: "Anything that is historical one will object. If you call it (hooliganism), it does not affect me", he said on Tuesday, Financial Express reports.

"I have also gone to Chittor and returned and seen all things there".

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