The supreme court has turned down a request to ban the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, “Padmavati”. Upon a third time request, the court restated that the national censor board is prerequisite to make the decision of whether the movie is suitable for screening or not.As Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is working on the matter of the decision of issuing certificate or not, persons holding public offices should not make any comment on this. Several top politicians of the country stated that Padmavati may distort history and offend sentiments of many Hindu groups. Responding to the court’s remarks, Anil Vij, a top Haryana minister said that it is not right if they need to seek permission from the Supreme Court to make a comment. The Chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat said that even if the movie gets clearance by the censor board, they won’t allow the movie to release.India’s top union ministers suggested that Bhansali should bring the movie to an acceptable version consulting with the opponents of the film and historians. Filmmakers and artists found this as shameless violation of freedom of expression. Dipika Padukone as played a lead role in the movie has been threatened to life by a fringe group named after “The Karni Sena”.
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