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'Padmavati' makers screen film at other forums; CBFC objects

Senior journalists Rajat Sharma and Arnab Goswami have watched the movie and didn't find anything that could hurt the sentiments of the Rajput community

IANS  |  Mumbai 

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The makers of "Padmavati" have rued how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is "looking the other way" due to which they are compelled to show the movie on other platforms.

"What an irony, those who are supposed to watch are looking the other way and we have to run around and show it at other forums to 'clear' it," tweeted Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer,

The banner has produced "Padmavati", scheduled to release on December 1, with Bhansali Productions and it will distribute the film in India.

The censor board has reportedly sent back the film's application for certification, citing that it is incomplete.

Meanwhile, senior journalists and said on Friday that they have watched the movie and didn't find anything that could hurt the sentiments of the community.

Andhare further wrote: "Can screen to responsible individuals who feel aggrieved. Please come, see it yourself, nothing to hide, put an end to this saga.

Let's celebrate our heritage."

"We can do it tomorrow itself, we want them to stand with us support the film it celebrates pride. We have been saying from the beginning... The film just finished a few days back," he added in a series of posts late on Friday night.

"Padmavati" is Bhansali's professed tribute to the valour and sacrifice of queen Rani Various organisations have demanded the movie's release be stalled and have threatened the director and the film's lead actress

"We must appreciate that government has really gone out of the way to provide security to Sanjay and Deepika," Andhare tweeted thanking Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and Maharashtra Chief Minister

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 11:57 IST