Rajput outfit demands total ban on Padmavati

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Ahmedabad: Unhappy over the censor board’s green signal to Bollywood film Padmavati with certain changes, a Rajput outfit today demanded a total ban on the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and threatened to “set ablaze” the cinema halls screening it.

The Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (RRKS) said the censor board’s nod to the controversial film was “unfortunate”.

Talking to reporters here, the Gujarat president of the outfit, Raj Shekhawat, made an open threat, saying the RRKS members would take the law into their hands if the film was not banned across the country.

The Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-starrer has already been banned in Gujarat and some other states.

The RRKS is a splinter group of the Rajasthan-based Rajput Karni Sena, which is also against the release of the film.

“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.

Stating that a few changes here and there were not sufficient when the entire film was “distorted” and “not based on historical facts”, he said, “We want the government to impose a pan-India ban on the film. Otherwise, we will take the law into our hands and not hesitate to set ablaze cinema halls (screening the film).”

According to Shekhawat, a mere change in the disclaimer or in the title would not serve any purpose as the viewers would eventually believe what they saw in the film.

On 30 December, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), headed by Prasoon Joshi, had announced that Padmavati would be given a U/A certificate and suggested that the director changed the film’s title to Padmavat.

It had also suggested certain modifications in the disclaimer of the film, making it clear that it did not glorify the practice of “Sati”, and relevant changes in the song, “Ghoomar”, to befit the character portrayed in it.

The CBFC had clarified that the U/A certificate would be issued to the film once the modifications were carried out and the final material was submitted.

The film got stuck in a controversy after various Rajput groups alleged that it distorted history, a claim repeatedly denied by Bhansali.

PTI

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