This is why Padmavati was not cleared by the CBFC

Published: November 25, 2017 9:19 am

Padmavati was not cleared by the CBFC citing ‘incomplete’ paperwork. Related News
Padmavati controversy: Alia Bhatt blames ‘violent threats’ for Nahargarh deathFilm industry to hold a 15-minute blackout protest in support of PadmavatiWho’s hiding behind Padmavati?Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been at the center of various controversies for the past few weeks. We have to then tell these makers that we cannot do it out of turn, because then, others will get affected.”
Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Padmavati’s new release is yet to be announced. They believed that history had been misrepresented and thus, the film should be banned. Though the film’s trailer was welcomed warmly by the audience, the director’s woes started soon after Rajput Karni Sena, along with various other political and religious organisations, started raising objections to the film’s content. We need an official thing from the makers about what your stand on this actually is. By leaving that out, the document was (deemed) incomplete, because for examination purposes, we need to know what they (makers) are saying.”

Padmavati was submitted to the CBFC a few days prior to its release and not the stipulated 68 days that is mentioned in the rules. Anurag further said, “The rule has always been there. This rule has, apparently, existed for a long time but was not put into strict action as it was considered impractical. There has (of late) been a lot of clamour that films are not being released in time. While talking to Hindustan Times, CEO of the Censor Board, Anurag Srivastav, told exactly what the problem was, “The disclaimer had not been mentioned by the makers. Is it based on fiction, or based on historical facts – you have to put it completely. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd What also did not help their case was that the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) did not certify the film at one go. After threats of disruption of peace in the country, the makers of Padmavati decided to postpone their release date from December 1. It was said that the grounds for this action was that the makers left the application ‘incomplete’. We have a huge number of applications, and there’s a huge backlog, especially in Mumbai. But we just pointed out that we have this leeway of 68 days, because many times people come and say ‘I have to release my film tomorrow or day after’ when they have applied today!