Jaykumar Rawal, the Tourism Minister of Maharashtra representing Bharatiya Janta Party, has written to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In his letter, Rawal demands the board to cancel the ‘certificate given to the film’ and wants an expert committee consisting of historians to watch and evaluate the film before it sees the light of theatres; reports NDTV.
“Requesting the CBFC to immediately cancel the certificate given to the movie ‘Padmavati’. A committee comprising expert historians be allowed to watch the movie and edit the defamatory fantasies for the language, script and scenes which undermines, devalues and insults the great valour and sacrifice of Rani Padmavati which is being worshipped by lakhs of people,” portion of his letter read. (Also Read: Deepika Padukone epitomises the true spirit of ‘Padmavati’. We tell you why)
Rawal has as well written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking a ban of ‘Padmavati’ in the state if it has distorted history.
The film that was supposed to release on 1st December has been deferred for an indefinite period. Recently, a number of politicians from the ruling party faced severe backlash after upholding message of violence against ‘Padmavati’ actress Deepika Padukone.