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Padmavati row: Producers defer release indefinitely amid threats, protests

The film ran into trouble earlier this year when a Rajput caste organisation attacked director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the set in Rajasthan


The producers of “Padmavati” — a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen — said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests. The movie, which was due to go on release in India on December 1, has led to protests in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and other states. It has also faced a delay in approval from the Indian censor board. The studio behind the movie, Viacom 18 - a joint venture between Viacom Inc and Network 18 owned by Reliance Industries - ...

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First Published: Mon, November 20 2017. 07:51 IST