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BJP man asks CBFC to cut 'objectionable' scenes in Padmavati

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest movie is at the centre of a raging controversy over allegations of distorting history

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

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Members of Rajput community raise slogans and hold placards during the protest against upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' at Faridabad, in Haryana on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Union Minister on Saturday said the Central Board of Film Certificate (CBFC) should cut "objectionable" scenes in the film "Padmavati" whose release is being opposed by certain Rajput groups.

The leader said "anger is palpable" in the country against the period drama directed by

"Anger is palpable in the country over this movie (Padmavati). History is distorted to enact filmy scenes which should be taken seriously by the censor board," he said.

The Social Justice and Empowerment Minister was talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Indore.

"The government was in the know of all these things, but it was the censor board's prerogative," he said.

"I am hopeful the will take proper steps and cut objectionable scenes in the movie, and set things right," Gehlot said.

'Padmavati' is at the centre of a raging controversy over allegations of distorting history.

The Karni Sena, an outfit representing Rajputs, has alleged distortion of historical facts in the film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapur and Ranveer Singh. It has demanded a ban on the film's release.

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 19:57 IST