Padmavati: CBFC is the ultimate decision-maker, SC says reprimanding the protesters

Padmavati‘ has become a battle-cry in the world of Entertainment and politics. It has created such uproar in various facets of the society, it seems unlikely that the movie will be released any time soon. However, amongst all the protests that are calling for a ban on the movie, a ray of hope comes from the highest ruling authority of the country, Supreme Court, that has stated that no one has the right to call for a ban on the movie, and the sole decision rests on CBFC, whether to clear movie or not, and what changes to be made, if any.

The Supreme Court stated, “When matter is pending for CBFC’s consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not? It’ll prejudice decision making of CBFC.”

ANI, posted updates on the same, on its Twitter handle. Here they are.

The whole controversy against the movie started when a rumour started, that there is a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) and Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), in the movie. Though the makers denied any such thing, it did not satiate the ‘protectors’ of culture. A certain Karni Sena of Rajasthan came into prominence after they vandalised the sets of the movie and beat the director. Not only this, of late, they even issued death threats and put bounty on the heads of Bhansali and Deepika, which was supported by a certain BJP leader as well. Many Rajput royals too came out against the movie. Amongst the mayhem, the security of the actress and director was tightened, and the release date deferred from the original December 1. The only ray of hope were a certain literates, along with Bollywood fraternity, and a few royals as well, who condemned the violence against the movie. (Also Read: Padmavati: Paresh Rawal apologises for his remarks against Royals in India)

Amongst such negativity, we wonder if any filmmaker would dare and take up a historical project in future.