Supreme Court dismisses PIL against sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati

Supreme Court dismisses petition against release of Padmavati

It was alleged that there was an apprehension that there were intimate scenes in the film, involving Allauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh) and Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone).

While the Rajasthan government may set up a committee, it is not immediately clear whether Bhansali will screen the movie for it as by law, only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has the right to certify a movie.

Since the inception of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial venture "Padmavati", the movie has been in controversy for the obvious reasons.

Various groups across the country, a lot of them from the Rajput community, have accused director Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting historical facts in the film which features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The movie is all set to hit the theatres on December 1.

People, particularly Rajput community in Rajasthan, are protesting against the release of the movie alleging that it portrays Queen Padmavati in a very derogatory manner.

"The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it". Police said they detained the protesters, but later released them.

Recently, Gujarat BJP sent a letter to the Election Commission opposing the release of the film ahead of the election, saying the movie hurt the sentiments of the community.

He further added, "Rani Padmavati was known for her pious lifestyle and her character was beyond reproach but in order to serve the prurient interests of certain sections of audience, filmmakers have shown the Queen dreaming about Alauddin Khilji and in love with him".

In response, Joshi on Friday said it was unfortunate to see a personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of the CBFC. "I am neither supporting nor opposing the film", he said.

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