It's Confirmed: 'Padmavati' To Not Release On December 1


As the makers of "Padmavati" today said they were deferring the release of the film, director Hansal Mehta lamented that "bullies had prevailed again" and said people had resigned themselves to government inaction on such issues. "S Durga", "Nude" and "Padmavati" to begin with. It was scheduled to have been released on December 1.

So one fine day, Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali chose to take his right to freedom of expression in our country way too seriously and decided to make a film on a poem involving the ruler of Chittorgarh, Rawal Ratan Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor), his attractive wife Rani Padmavati (played by Deeepika Padukone), and Mughal ruler Al-ud-Din Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh). He writes, "I was told by many industry leaders that it was a wise strategy to delay #Padmavati. The only advice given is to shut up, retreat and accept these attacks". "And get their approval?" he wrote.

The makers of the upcoming movie 'Padmavati', which has been mired in a slew of controversies over its storyline and concept, have voluntarily postponed its release date, in the face of absence of requisite clearances.

In a series of other posts on Twitter, Shabana lashed out at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has reportedly sent back the film's application, allegedly citing it to be incomplete.

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CBFC Chairman, Prasoon Joshi, said, "Disappointing that Padmavati is being screened for media and getting reviewed on national channels without CBFC having seen or certified the Film".

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "Padmavati" also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. In the appeal filed on Friday, Sharma also sought prosecution of the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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