New set of hurdles await the movie 'Padmavati', as the CBFC has announced that it would get a certificate only after the historians review it and give a no-objection certificate.
Adding to the trouble for the film-makers, the chosen historian feels that the film looks like an improper mix of folklore and history. Prima facie, he has cautioned the CBFC against distortions.
Dr. BL Gupta, a history professor, who is part of the reviewing panel, stated, "I am all for artistic freedom and one's right to express, but that must not happen at the cost of history."
"It must be understood that as historians, we aren't backing any political party or artistic view. We will only state historical-facts to the best of our knowledge," he added.
Recently, Vishvaraj, member of the royal family, who was contacted by the CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi, stated that he is apprehensive about assessing the film.
'I have very strong reservations about seeing the film as to my mind it will open a Pandora's box of new and pointless discussions," he said.
He further termed the film as 'an embodiment of unethical style of functioning'.
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