Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 30: Erstwhile royal of Udaipur, Vishvaraj Singh, on Saturday slammed Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman Prasson Joshi for suggesting modifications to the controversial film "Padmavati" without his accord.
The censor board also wants the makers to add a disclaimer which clarifies that the "film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it".
The filmmakers submitted the final 3D application of the movie on December 28. Commenting upon this, former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani alleged that vote bank politics have been done on the movie because the film was presented to board after elections.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said that it will be a great day for the entire film industry and film lovers when the film will be on the screens.
Besides Joshi, the meeting was also attended by regular examining committee members, along with other censor board officials.
"The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society".
It was initially supposed to be released on 1st December, however, the release date was postponed for an uncertain time.
Given the complexities associated with the release of the movie and the sentiments of Rajput community, the CBFC felt the need of a special panel. "Our people will be outside cinema halls and each hall which shows the film will be vandalised. And I think the issue should now finally end", Chauhan told ANI.
The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld".
But there is good news for fans who are had been eagerly waiting to see the film. Union ministers like Uma Bharti have said the director should consult with historians and protestors to review objectionable scenes and delete them.