For the third time in a single month the court has denied the request to ban the period film, “Padmavati” by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Not only this, but the court also rebuke the Chief Ministers and others who have passed comments over the movie saying, “those holding public offices should not comment on such issues.”
The judges also said that“When matter is pending for CBFC’s consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not? It’ll prejudice decision making of CBFC”
“All concerned people, holding responsible posts must be guided by rule of law and shouldn’t venture into passing comments on films which haven’t been cleared by CBFC. It’ll prejudice minds of board members while taking a decision,”
The court also took a serious note about seeking a stay on the movie release outside India before it is officially certified by the Indian board. The court also observed that the comments passed during the whole plea were offensive, on which the court has said the lawful people to not pass comments over the issue.
Also on the plea of getting the movie banned, A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said “the writ petition is dismissed”.