The controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati don’t seem to settle down any soon. In fact, the trouble for movie Padmavati and the filmmakers have been escalating each day with the growing threats and protests from various right-wing groups who are strictly against the release of the film as they feel that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has distorted facts which would hurt many sentiments of Hindu community. Many politicians and influential people have also opposed the release of the film.
According to the latest media reports, BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu submitted a memorandum to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati after which Nitish Kumar took cognizance of it and off camera said that he will not allow the release of Padmavati till the director of the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, explains the position on the film. Apart from Nitish Kumar, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have also opposed the release of Padmavati in their state.
Nitish Kumar’s statements came right after the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss ML Sharma’s plea seeking a ban on Padmavati which hasn’t gone down well with the politicians in Bihar. According to reports, massive protests are being staged outside Bihar legislative assembly, with several politicians of the BJP protesting against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film.
Although the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday has refused to restrain the release of the film. The producers of film Padmavati have submitted a plea stating that they will only release the movie, both in India as well as abroad only after obtaining all the necessary clearance from the censor board. Supreme Court also expressed its ire on the unnecessary statements made by legislators and influential people on the movie at a time when Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was yet to certify it. The plea has also sought criminal action against makers of the movie Padmavati for misleading the court.