Padmavati Controversy: Bhansali says in parliamentary samiti – ‘Padmavati‘ controversy based on rumors
Controversy continues on ‘Padmavati’. New Delhi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of the film ‘Padmavati’, surrounded by controversies starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, presented her in front of the parliamentary committee on Thursday.
Before the release of the 16th century Rajput Rani, allegations of molestation of historical facts
Bhansali described the controversies on the film as based on rumors. Before the release, the film’s director Bhansali rejected the allegations of tampered with historical facts about the 16th century Rajput Rani in the film. Members of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology questioned Bhansali for the film for more than two hours. Bhansali, along with Prasoon Joshi, Chief of Central Board of Film Certification, appeared before the committee in Parliament House.
The whole controversy over the film is based on rumors
Sources told IANS that the producer of the film was asked why he had seen some films before the approval of the censor board before the media. Describing the reference of Indian Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Zayedi’s epic ‘Padmavat’, he said, “The whole controversy over the film is based on rumors. I have not tampered with the facts. The film is based on the poetry of Malik Muhammad Jaisi.”
Bhansali said with 30 members parliamentary committee headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, “Our motive is not to hurt anyone’s feelings.” In the meeting of the committee, Congress MP Raj Babbar and senior BJP leader L. K. Advani was also involved. Thakur said in a statement that he made some questions regarding ‘Padmavati’ and asked to pay attention to those questions.
Deepika Padukone threatens to kill film actress Deepika Padukone
The director of the film has been asked to submit the written reply to the questions asked about the controversy about the film and the controversy by the committee till December 14. Thakur said in reference to the threat of killing film actress Deepika Padukone, that the media has also played a role in instilling feelings in the audience. Members included in the committee include Congress’s CP Joshi, BJP’s O M. Birla and Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena expressed objection about the film.