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Ready to screen Padmavati to quell doubts after censor board clears it: Makers

Makers of Padmavati, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, added that claims that it distorts history were untrue and that they were open to screening it to clear doubts. The film was submitted to the CBFC last week for certification, the makers added.

bollywood Updated: Nov 14, 2017 09:41 IST
Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati is in the eye of a storm for ‘distorting’ history as the protesters claim.
Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati is in the eye of a storm for ‘distorting’ history as the protesters claim.

Makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati on Monday said they were ready to screen the film for those who had doubts about its content once the film was passed by the censor board.

Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said the claims that film was a distortion of history were not true and they were open to screening the film after it was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Shahid Kapoor in a poster of Padmavati.

“We are first looking at the censor board (for clearance) and then we don’t have a problem (to show the film) because they are imagining something different and we would like to quell all these doubts first. But ideally we want to get the certificate first,” Andhare said.

He said the filmmakers had received some representations.

“We do not have a problem (in screening the film) please realise this is unprecedented, this is not how it is supposed to be done. What they (certain sections of people) are saying is not in the film, we do not have anything to hide,” he added.

Deepika Padukone as Padmavati in Ghoomar song from the film.

He said they did not want the film to get stuck in any further controversy and were waiting to hear from the CBFC.

“We are going to this length as we want to quell the controversy; it is a needless controversy. The film doesn’t need it. The film has its own merit and we just want that the censor board gives us a screening date so that we can take it ahead. The ball is in the censor’s court,” he said.

The film was submitted to the CBFC last week.

“Bhansali Production applied online last Friday. We are waiting to hear from the board for the screening. That is our first priority.

“I am not foreseeing any problem. No film in the history of censor board has got delayed, I have no reason to believe the film will be delayed. We have nothing to worry (about),” he said.

Padmavati is scheduled to be released on December 1.

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