After months of protests and heated debates, there was finally some sigh of relief for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his team as ‘Padmavati’ was finally certified with a ‘U/A’ rating by the CBFC.
The Examining Committee of the CBFC viewed the film Padmavati on 28 December and passed the film with a UA certificate subject to some cuts and the alteration of title of the film from Padmavati to Padmavat.
However, these measures didn’t go well down with Rajput Karni Sena. asserted that they will continue their protest against ‘Padmavati’ movie and demanded the resignation of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
President of Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi spoke at a press conference and said, “Protest against Padmavati will continue across India and during the demonstration we will burn the effigies of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasson Joshi. We also demand his resignation.”
“Rathore should resigned as he was born in the land from where Queen Padmavati belonged and urged him to stand with them in the ongoing protests against the movie.” he added.
He further added, “After watching Padmavati, Arvind Singh and KK Singh said this film will ignite protests. Despite that, Prasoon Joshi has given the green light to the movie. If CBFC wanted to take a decision on their own, why they did they invite people from our community? We will soon protests against this movie and will burn effigies of Smriti Irani and Prasoon Joshi.”
The film that was to release on December 1 previously had its release stalled following protests by the Karni Sena in several parts of the country.