Since the inception of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial venture ‘Padmavati’, the movie has been in controversy for the obvious reasons. Recently, a PIL was filed in Supreme Court against its release but the apex court rejected the plea and announced that CBFC will take an ‘independent view’.
A bench of three judges Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachu said to the petitioner that CBFC have sufficient guidelines to grant certificate for films.
Rajput community, the Jaipur Royalty, BJP MPs and MLAs protested against the film from across the country.
The petition reads, as reported by Times Of India, "The trailer of the film shows Rani Padmavati doing a 'ghoomar' dance. The depiction of Rani Padmavati in the said dance sequence is contrary to how the dance is performed traditionally. The queens never used to do ghoomar and the thumkas (hip movement) themselves and the revelation of skin by actress Deepika Padukone, in her portrayal of Padmavati, has hurt the sentiments of the Rajput community’’.
He further added, "Rani Padmavati was known for her pious lifestyle and her character was beyond reproach but in order to serve the prurient interests of certain sections of audience, filmmakers have shown the Queen dreaming about Alauddin Khilji and in love with him. It is reprehensible that in order to earn some profit, the producers have stooped to such a level wherein they have stopped caring about our rich cultural history and have indulged in her character assassination. This has created great angst among Hindus in general and the Rajput community in particular’’.
Apart from Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, ‘Padmavati’ also feature Jim Sharb and Aditi Rao Hydari in pivotal roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama is slated to hit the theatres on December 1.