Changes suggested by CBFC in Padmavati are cosmetic, says former Mewar royal

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Last week, the censor board chairman had asked the erstwhile Mewar royal family to be a part of a panel to help certify Bhansali’s period drama, Padmavati. 2017-12-31T14:29:38+00:00″>
Published: December 31, 2017 2:29 pm

The former royal of Mewar is not happy with CBFC’s decision to release Padmavati. The CBFC, by suggesting such changes, had reduced itself to endorsing the propagation of fiction about heroic personalities and living families, Singh wrote. “It will not change the fact that the movie refers to real places, my ancestors and other persons’ in history with their names continuing to remain the same,” Singh wrote in a letter to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman Prasoon Joshi. Related News
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Singh further wrote that his questions to CBFC (raised in a letter on December 22) were relevant for every member of the panel and without resolving those issues, the committee’s findings would remain a mirage. However, Singh wrote to the CBFC chairman, seeking a reply on seven points related to the film, before accepting or declining to be a part of the panel. He said neither his mails nor letters were replied to and that he only had telephonic conversations with Joshi.