Supreme Court refuses to Ban release of “Padmavati”

New Delhi: The Apex Court today has refused a plea seeking a ban on movie-Padmavati’s release.

The Supreme Court refused to place the ban on the release of “Padmavati” saying it cannot intervene since Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is yet to decide about the certification of “Padmavati”.

Many political parties and right-wing group activists claim the controversial movie wrongly portrays the Rajput queen Padmavati.

The movie is slated to release on 1 December but is caught in controversy since its first trailer appeared.

Arjun Gupta BJP leader had written a letter addressed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh urging to punish filmmaker Bhansali for treason.

He reportedly wrote, “The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it. He needs to be severely punished by being tried for treason for his attempt to distort history so that in future any filmmaker is wary of these kinds of projects.”

Filmmaker Bhansali has repeatedly clarified the film does not contain any obscene material that would hurt any sections sentiments, describing the movie as a tribute to the sacrifice, valor and honour of the Rajput Queen Rani Padmavati.

BJP Leader Gupta has appealed the Certification Board to “not certify this film”.

However, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi reportedly told an individual point of view does not represent the collective view of the organisation.

“We have respect for Bhansali as an individual and artist” Joshi told the sources.