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Willing to screen ‘Padmavati’ for anyone after CBFC approval, say film makers

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New Delhi, Nov 11: The makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” are willing to show the epic drama to anyone doubting its content, but only on getting a green signal from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

“We are screening the film to CBFC as per established procedure and convention followed in the industry. Once a censor certificate is obtained, we do not have any reservations with screening the film to quell any doubts that are being cast on the film, although such practice is without a precedent,” Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told IANS in an email interview.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has produced “Padmavati” with Bhansali Productions, and it will distribute the film in India.

The movie is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the BJP, claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati, a contention Bhansali has repeatedly rebuffed.

One BJP member has demanded that Bhansali be “tried for treason” and that CBFC should not certify the movie, while some want the movie’s release date to be delayed in view of the Gujarat elections, and then there are others who feel the movie must be shown to historians before it is given wings to fly.

The Rajasthan government is also planning to set up a committee to watch the movie.

Andhare is confident the CBFC will have “appropriate representation from the necessary quarters, historians included. We have no reservations on that count. We trust the CBFC’s judgement,” he said, as they await a CBFC screening of the film.

When is the film likely to be certified?

“We are looking at CBFC to do it soonest, to facilitate the planed release on December 1,” he said, underlining that as of now, there are no plans to change the release date.

What is their stand on the political uproar over the movie’s content?

“We have already clarified that all anxieties about the alleged depiction are unfounded. Sanjay has personally assured in a video that the film celebrates the Queen and Rajput valour, dignity and traditions. Contrary to perception, the film celebrates the classic legend of Padmavati and no creative liberty of the kind alleged has been taken,” he said.

The conjecture is that the makers have showcased a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and invader Alauddin Khilji — a claim put to rest by Bhansali as incorrect.

Distributors in Rajasthan are said to be wary about releasing the film after the brouhaha.

But Andhare said: “All our distributors are with us. There is nothing in the film that should cause any worry. It’s a film Rajasthan will be proud to watch once it gets smooth release.”

He is aiming for “a wide release” for the movie after securing the censor certification.

“We have full faith in CBFC and its chairman (Prasoon Joshi) and are optimistic that we will be able to release the film on time and it will be supported and loved widely by the people resulting in strong business. We have made the film with utmost sincerity and integrity,” Andhare said.

On Friday, Joshi came out in support of Bhansali, saying the CBFC respected him “as an individual and artist”.

“Padmavati” features a cast led by Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

IANS 

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Bigg Boss 12 Day 93 18th December 2018: Deepak teams up with KV, Romil to eliminate Sreesanth

Bigg boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu who earlier wrote an open letter has again slammed the makers for being biased towards KV but she must understand that he is being used by Deepak and Romil.

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The Bigg Boss 12 contestants are now turning into enemies and showing the real nature while performing the Fire Station Task that promises the ‘Ticket To Finale’.Deepak the manipulator, the worst irritating person wants to eliminate Sreesanth, Surbhi,Romil and Deepika and for that he is teaming up with Somi Khan and Karanvir.

Celebrities like Deepika, Sreesanth and KV have worked hard to get a celebrity tag and commoners misunderstand them as getting preference but they don’t  know how much hardships they have faced to get that position.

Surbhi has changed  and is now moving as a stronger contestant.

Deepak Thakur, from the starting, remained the main cunning fellow and the viewers are able to analyse that not the celebrities at Bigg Boss 12 house but the commoner contestants are cunning and are not liked by the audience as they constantly teased each other for fighting unnecessarily to gain footage. Rather celebrities are displaying their real nature and follow rules for every task.
Deepak ,Romil and other men were always seen occupying the front door of every task so that girls cannot come in the front .
Deepak , who perceives Karanvir Bohra as weak contestant is now making him believe that he is a true friend of him, but actually Deepak wants to eliminate Sreesanth, Surbhi,Romil and deepika and for that he is teaming up with Somi Khan and Karanvir.

Deepak, the commoner is the worst contestant with no principles and he has been seen picking up unnecessary fights with everyone and backbiting. He first praises and then discards after getting benefit.

Somi Khan is a confused one, first she used both Romil and Deepak to remain in the house for 12 weeks and npow pretends to be strong and intervenes in every fight to gain footage.

Only Deepak and Romil has made her seen in the Biggg Boss 12 house.
Deepika is a nice and dignified person, who prepares food and does task but she is not willing to follow a wrong path , which shows the good character of hers.

Bigg boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu who earlier wrote an open letter has again slammed the makers for being biased towards KV but she must understand tha he is being used by Deepak and Romil.

The race to the finale will make things extremely difficult for those who have pinned hopes on their fellow contestants.

Karanvir, Somi, Deepak and Romil had decided that they wouldn’t make anyone else the firefighter. They were exchanging the role among themselves to ensure the ticket to finale remains within their team. But there comes a time when their plan doesn’t get executed as per their wish. One of them is on the line of fire for disqualification from the task.

 

Romil, Somi and KV keep strategizing and planning about the task.

In the washroom area, KV thanks Deepak for saving him and tells him Romil’s plan. Romil tries to tell Somi that she should go in the van after 2 turns, Somi doesn’t agree and says that she wants to go in the next round else she won’t go. She says that she won’t play as per Romil’s plan.

 

 

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Watch: Kangana Ranaut starrer Iconic “Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi” Trailer

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Mumbai, Dec 18: Get ready to witness an epic tribute to the greatest warrior queen of India as the much-awaited trailer of Kangana Ranaut starrer “Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi” is out.

Around 3.5 minute trailer gives a glimpse of the transformation of a young girl to Rani Laxmibai.

The film is depicts the journey of warrior queen beginning, with a young girl named Manikarnika —Manu to her family — who will soon become the Queen of Jhansi.

The first teaser of Manikarnika was unveiled on October 2- Gandhi Jayanti.

Speaking at the trailer launch of “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”Kangana told media that directing a film is like leading a worker’s life, but she had fun while she was at it.

The movie has been produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain. It also features television actress Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and Suresh Oberoi.

Manikarnika is all set for release on January 25, 2019.

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Sara disappointed as ‘Kedarnath’ didn’t release in Uttarakhand

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Mumbai, Dec 18: Sara Ali Khan says she was disappointed that she couldn’t share her labour of love, her debut film “Kedarnath”, with the people of Uttarakhand — the state where she started her journey as an actress.

During an interaction with the media here, Sara was asked how she reacted when the film failed to get a release in Uttarakhand due to objections from some sections over the alleged promotion of ‘love jihad’ in the film.

Sara said: “Yes, I am disappointed. It is a weird kind of disappointment which hasn’t come from anything else other than the fact that the place Uttarakhand has given me a lot. Those 45 days (of shooting the film) in Kedarnath has given me a lot. The least I could have done for the people over there, giving them back ‘Kedarnath’, the film. But now, what to do.”

Set in the hill station of Uttarakhand, the story of the film revolves around a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy and the societal opposition due to their different religions. It is set against the backdrop of a natural calamity.

The film got into controversy for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments and promoting ‘love-jihad’ from the beginning of its shooting.

Before the release of the film on December 7, the Uttarakhand government wrote to all district magistrates about the film and the controversies surrounding it.

The decision followed a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat that reviewed a report submitted by a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj.

The government asked the district administration to take a call on their own and left it to their discretion whether or not the film should be released in their respective jurisdictions. So, the film did not release in the state.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film also features Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Sara’s maiden performance won her a lot of praise from critics, the audience and her parents — actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan — as well as the Hindi film fraternity at large.

Sharing her mother’s reaction to the film, Sara said: “My mother cried at the end of the film. But I would say parents and family will love and support me by default.”

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