Prasoon Joshi has refuted the reports claiming that he has watched the film Padmavati and didn’t find anything objectionable in the content.
Padmavati has been garnering attention for all the wrong reasons. Various organisations including political parties, individuals from the Rajput community have been opposing the film’s release claiming that the film distorts history in telling the tale of Rani Padmavati.
Recently, rumours suggested that Prasoon Joshi has seen the film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Further, it was expected that the film will not face major cuts from the CBFC. But, contrary to the reports, Prasoon has now come out with a clarification where he has said that he is yet to watch the film.
In a text to an agency, he has clarified, “The speculative reports a few publications are carrying about I having watched ‘Padmavati’ are absolutely baseless and untrue. I have not watched the film, not expressed any views regarding it. The film will follow the due process at CBFC.”
Last week only Prasoon had come out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali after BJP member Arjun Gupta, who is also a CBFC member, urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the filmmaker should be tried for treason for distorting history.
“It’s unfortunate to see the personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of CBFC against Sanjay Leela Bhansali. By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board. We have respect for Bhansali as an individual and artist,” added the chairman of the CBFC.
The stakes are high with the protests taking a violent turn. The film is slated to release on December 1.Read More