CBFC refuses to speed up certification process for Padmavati

CBFC refuses to speed up certification process for Padmavati

Supreme Court has now dismissed the plea for the total ban or the stay of release for the movie Padmavati, stating that before the Censor Board takes any decision regarding the movie, they can't interfere.

Mr Joshi had earlier said that he respects Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is facing the wrath of political parties, organisations and individuals over Padmavati.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming Indian period drama movie "Padmavati" is the first major problem that Prasoon Joshi faces since he has been appointed as a Chief of the Central Board of Film Certification.

The Supreme Court on Monday (November 20) was critical of yet another petition, filed to stop the release of the film Padmavati. " Padmavati's application came up this week for review".

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Meanwhile, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah today asked his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to take "stringent action" against those threatening actress Deepika Padukone who is being targeted by fringe groups for her lead role in "Padmavati".

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said the Supreme Court can not stop a statutory body like the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from doing its statutory duty of certifying a film by "prematurely" ordering a stay on its release.

The film has been sent back to the producers by the CBFC, saying that the application for certification is incomplete. The industry treats certification by the CBFC with the requisite professional gravitas, which has been sorely missing in Bhansali's conduct. "The makers know and admit that the paperwork is not complete".

On Friday, a "private screening" was held for select media persons and journalists Rajat Sharma and Arnab Goswami have said the film upholds Rajput pride. "On the one hand, holding the CBFC responsible and pressurising to accelerate the process, and on the other hand, attempting to subvert the very process, sets an opportunistic precedent".

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