The Indian Films and TV directors association, Cine and Television Artist Assists and along with the Western India Cinematographers Association, the Screenwriter association, Associations of Cine and television art director and costume designer have all decided that they will all extend their support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on 16th November at the Film City. The makers are being pressurized for delaying the release of the film. This is not the first time that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is facing issues. The members of the Rajput Karni Sena have demanded that the film should be screened for them before it releases.
The protests are not only happening in Mumbai but also in Gujarat too. More arrests were reported in Gujarat. We condemn such a heinous portrayal our queen. With just 15 days left for the release date, the controversies surrounding the movie have failed to die down. Deepika Padukone has refused to talk about the ongoing Padmavati controversy. Haryana Minister Vipul Goel wrote a letter to Union Minister Smriti Irani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and has asked for the changes in the film. While talking to ANI, the "Kick" actress said that those who have issues with the film rather should not watch it, but violence is not the way to solve it. He also wrote to Bhansali that Khilji's negative character in the trailer had been glorified.More news: More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told a news agency, "We are first looking at the censor board (for clearance) and then we don't have a problem (to show the film) because they are imagining something different and we would like to quell all these doubts first. Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) makes very handsome and excellent films", he further added. He said, "Rani Padmavati is the symbol of Indian women's' pride".
The upcoming film Padmavati will see Shahid play the role of Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh while Deepika will be seen playing the role of Rani Padmini.
"Padmavati" is scheduled to be released on December 1.