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Govt has to decide whose validity matters: Irrfan on Padmavati

Press Trust of India 

Actor Irrfan Khan today addressed the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", saying said it is for the to decide who has the authority to certify a film for release.

Various groups, most of them from the Rajput community, have accused Bhansali of "distorting" historical facts in the film which Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

"It is in censor board's (Central Board of Film Certification) hand to give certificate.

"The will decide... whose validity (matters)... whether it is Censor board or other bodies. I am not in that position to decide or say anything," Irrfan told reporters here.

Earlier today, hundreds of people associated with various community organisations took out a morcha in demanding a ban on the film.

Bhansali had earlier said that the film is his tribute to the "sacrifice, valour and honour" of Rani Padmavati. He has also said there is nothing in the film that will hurt anyones sentiments and sensibilities.

The film is set to release on December 1.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 21:48 IST