Now, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demands pan-India ban on 'Padmavati'
Just when we thought the sun is finally shining on Padmavati, a new controversy has popped up. Angry over censor board's granting a U/A certificate to the movie, a Rajput outfit today demanded a total ban on the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They have threatened to "set ablaze" the cinema halls screening the movie. Here are the details.
The Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (RRKS) said the censor board's green signal to the controversial film was "unfortunate". Talking to reporters, Raj Shekhawat, the Sena Chief said, "It is unfortunate that the censor board has decided to give the film a U/A certificate with only five changes. We will not accept this. We want a total ban on the film."
On December 30, the Central Board of Film Certification, headed by Prasoon Joshi, had issued a U/A certificate to the movie. The board suggested that the film's name be changed to 'Padmavat', and recommended some cuts. It had also clarified that the U/A certificate would be issued to the film only if the modifications are carried out and the final material is submitted.