Padmavati: MP Anurag Thakur states the REAL reason why Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been summoned to Delhi
Various organisations have accused filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting history in his upcoming epic period drama ‘Padmavati’. Repeatedly, this claim had been denied by the filmmaker, but at the end the makers had to push the release of their film ahead from its original release date, that of December 1. It was reported that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Prasoon Joshi, chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) have been asked by a parliamentary committee on IT to appear before it and present their views on the controversy surrounding around the film. A few hours ago, we had even brought you the pictures of the filmmaker spotted at the Mumbai airport with heavy police protection where he was seen leaving for Delhi to meet the Parliamentary Panel.
And now, MP Anurag Thakur, has told India Today Television before the meeting commenced, “We have summoned Sanjay Leela Bhansali to ask him about his film ‘Padmavati’. We want Mr Bhansali to depose on what led to this kind of controversy. We are going to ask many questions because this is not only about Entertainment, but about the social fabric too. But I am not going to discuss the contents of the meeting in front of the camera. We will definitely ask him why the film is selectively being shown to certain media houses, even when the certification is due. He also has to tell us why the film was not shown to the people who actually had objections to it. There have been instances in the past where controversy has been created around films just to ensure extra publicity for them. We will discuss that too.” (Also Read: Padmavati row: International filmmakers support the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial)
Recently, the highest ruling authority of the country, Supreme Court even 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.”
Looks like the ‘Padmavati‘ fire is not going to end anytime soon. Watch this space for more updates.