Padmavati: SC refuses to stay release, leaves call to Censor Board
The petitioners had sought a stay on the release of the film till such time the alleged historical inaccuracies in the movie are corrected by the producer and the director.india Updated: Nov 10, 2017 14:37 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a stay on the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Padmavati’, saying the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) considers all aspects before granting certificate to any film.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said there were enough guidelines to be followed by the censor board to grant certification of a film before its release.
The top court said the CBFC is an independent body and the court should not intervene in their jurisdiction.
The bench was hearing a plea filed by Siddharajsinh M Chudasama and 11 others, which also sought setting up of a committee of eminent historians to check the veracity of the script to prevent any inaccuracy in the portrayal of Rani Padmavati.
The petitioners had sought a stay on the release of the film till such time the alleged historical inaccuracies in the movie are corrected by the producer and the director.