The allegations and controversies for Bhansali’s Padmavati is not hitting a dead end anytime soon. Even though the film is heading close to its worldwide release, the film is courting non-stop controversies.
In a new twist of events, a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), a member of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur and a descendant of Rani Padmini, Vishwraj Singh, has said that the distorted history in the Bollywood movie Padmavati was not acceptable.
The film features Deepika Padukone as the queen and Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji. In the past two days, the Supreme Court and the Allahabad High Court have dismissed petitions seeking a ban on the film. The film is yet to be certified by the CBFC.
The posters and songs released reveal that the life of Rani Padmini has been presented in the movie in a wrong manner and the filmmaker has done it for his own benefit, Singh alleged. In the letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman has appealed that the film not be given a certification.
The film has also been facing a severe ban by Rajput groups protesting against an alleged “romantic sequence between Padmavati and Khilji”. Both Bhansali and the film’s team has dismissed these rumors.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, Deepika-Shahid-Ranveer starrer Padmavati will release worldwide on December 1.
Source of news : Indiatimes