Deepika Padukone in Padmavati
The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) on Tuesday warned that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will be responsible for the outrage among the people if the controversial film ‘Padmavati’ is released without clearing objections on it by various groups.
A delegation of the HJS led by its spokesperson Satish Kochrekar handed over a memorandum of demands to CBFC official Raju Vaidya at his office in Mumbai.
Kochrekar alleged that efforts are made in this film to cause “contempt of Indian culture, traditions, civilisation, distort the glorifying history of Hindus” as it is evident from the trailer of the film aired so far. “The CBFC should take into consideration all the objections while censoring the film. It must take care to ensure that none of the scenes in the film affects social fabric. Otherwise the CBFC will be responsible for the outrage among the people,” he said.
The HJS has listed out objections on the film as following:
The film depicts Queen Padmavati dancing. It is distorting the history. This is a great contempt of the Queen and has hurt the emotions of entire Hindu community. During the ancient times, women born in noble Hindu families never used to dance before the society.
Earlier the film producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali had shown Queen Kashibai Peshwa dancing in his film ‘Bajirao-Mastani’. There is neither reference nor evidence in any of history books that Kashibai or Padmavati performed dance.
Bhansali has depicted Queen Padmavati performing dance ‘Ghumar’. It is a type of dance in vogue in Rajasthani culture and only a certain section in the society performs it. This dance was never performed by any Queen or Princess.
Some organisations have also raised objection that few objectionable scenes were shot between Queen Padmavati and the cruel intruder Alauddin Khilji. In this regard director Sanjay Bhansali had presented a video in which he claims that there is nothing objectionable in the film.
“The CBFC should interfere and take a stand that unless Bhansali agrees to this demand it will not issue certificate to the film. If he fails to take such action, the CBFC should refuse the certification to the film,” Kochrekar said.
Source: Google news