New Delhi: Shri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Friday called upon the community members to gather in Chittorgarh on January 27 and push for a complete ban on the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali film ‘Padmavati’.
“Members of the Rajput community will gather in Chittorgarh on January 27 to give a clear message that the sacrifice of Rani Padmavati has not gone in vain. Anyone who supports our call of banning the film can join us in Chittorgarh,” Kalvi said at a press conference in Jaipur.
He said that they will not let the film be released at any cost.A panel that reviewed the film in a special screening has expressed the view that some of the facts presented in the film can upset the Rajputs and the Muslims, but the Central Board of Film Certification chief has ignored that, he added.Kalvi said that it was high time the Centre and the state government set an example by not allowing the film to release.
The CBFC had clarified that the U/A certificate would be issued to the film once the modifications were carried out and the final material was submitted. The film got stuck in a controversy after various Rajput groups alleged that it distorted history, a claim repeatedly denied by Bhansali.As the anti-Padmavati protests spread across various states, the film’s December 1 release was deferred as it did not have a clearance from the censor board.