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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
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Padmavati,Deepika Padukone,Bollywood
Deepika Padukone plays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

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.

First Published: Nov 10, 2017 13:59 IST