Prasoon Joshi upset over screening of ‘Padmavati’ to individuals without CBFC’s approval

sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati, Prasoon Joshi
sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati, Prasoon Joshi

CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has showed his dissent over the screening of controversial film Padmavati to media persons before its approval from CBFC.

Prasoon Joshi said,”The way Padmavati’s makers screened it for individuals before CBFC certification isn’t in good taste. There is a thin line b/w private & public exhibition of a film & this screening w/o certification sets wrong precedent. CBFC isn’t happy with this attitude.

As reported by ANI Joshi also said,”The way people are expressing their views after watching #Padmavati, one cannot say that it was a private screening. This is not done.”

While being concerned about CBFC’s authority he the top CBFC official said,”This compromises role of systems & balances that are part of a functioning industry.”

It’s myopic to treat certification process haphazardly to suit convenience. On one hand,holding CBFC responsible & pressurizing to accelerate process & on other hand,attempt to subvert the very process,sets an opportunistic precedent, he added.

Padmavati’s application came up this week for review. Makers admit paper work isn’t complete, the disclaimer whether film is work of fiction/historical was left blank & on being asked to provide imp documents,target CBFC for ”looking the other way”. It is surprising-Joshi to ANI

Meanwhile Rajput Karni Sena President Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Has given a call for Bharat Bandh on 1st December, against the release Padmavati.

Earlier, Central Borard for Film Crtification has sent Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Film ‘Padmavati’ back to its makers. CBFC has stated some technical problems behind there step. According to media reports the certification board said that the application for the certification was “incomplete”. According to CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi the makers have also accepted the mistake.

“The film was submitted for certification last week. We examined the documents, as we normally do. It was conveyed to the makers that their application was incomplete. They had to rectify and send it back, we will view it when it comes back to us,” a CBFC source said. “When the makers rectify the deficiency we will again scrutinise it and when the turn comes we will examine it,” the source added.

The film has already created controversy as so called cultural organisations are claiming that the film is prtraying a different version of Rani Padmavati and accused makers for remoulding the history.

However the historian has a different version and they are claiming that RaniPadmavati is as imaginary figauren, it never existed in history.

WeForNews Bureau

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