No 'Padmaavat' for audience in Malaysia
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus might have seen the light of day in India, but seems like the film is not welcome in Malaysia. According to sources, Padmaavat has been barred from releasing in cinemas in Malaysia over concerns regarding "sensitivities of Islam". Lesson for Bhansali: You can't make everyone happy!
Here's what the sources revealed
As per reports, Malaysia's National Film Censorship Board (LPF) has banned Padmaavat from releasing in their country. "The storyline of the film touches on the sensitivities of Islam. That in itself is a matter of grave concern in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country," said Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz, the Censor board chief. The film highlights the brutality and ruthlessness of Alauddin Khilji.
Malaysia's history of banning widely popular films
The Malaysian censor board seems to be more rigged than the India's; it has a history of banning some of the widely popular films. Last year, it banned Disney's Beauty and the Beast because of the presence of a gay element in the film. Maybe they can learn a thing or two from India. We only attack kids' buses, but release the movies.