Pahlaj Nihalani on Padmavati row: These protests must stop


Controversy on his projects is created by people. I think they have not yet submitted it for approval, the process which takes at least 21 days. The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts. “People of every state for which he makes a film protest against it. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts. His movies have always done a good business after people see there is nothing wrong with it,” he said. He has always promoted Indian culture and people have liked it”. They know which film should be passed and which should not. Nihalani, who was popular for making several cuts in movies as the CBFC chief, said that approving the film is the responsibility of the censor board, not public or government. People protested against Bajirao Mastani in Maharashtra. “Members of Censor board are capable and educated. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Speaking to ANI about the ongoing controversy surrounding Padmavati, Nihalani said, “Bhansali is a sensible and best technician in the industry. There were many court cases. Pahlaj also highlighted that there was a film made on Padmavati in 1963 but there were no protests. “Till the time film is not censored, it is not completed. It is the responsibility of the censor board nor the govt or public should take it,” Nihalani stressed. The movie is slated to release on December 1. Were the Rajputs not this concerned?” he asked, adding, “These protests must stop”. “There has been controversy in each of his films. If the film gets censor certificate, it must be right-minded,” he said. 2017-11-11T11:29:03+00:00″>
Published:November 11, 2017 11:29 am

Pahlaj Nihalani comes out in support of Padmavati. Pahlaj Nihalani, the former chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), on Friday dubbed renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali as “a sensible” person who has always promoted Indian culture in his films. He knows that he is bringing Indian culture in front of the world. The film director pointed out that every Bhansali film falls in controversy even though there is nothing objectionable in it. I think how he highlighted Maratha in that film was commendable,” he noted. “Why did people not protest earlier when movies were made on Padmavati?