From the destruction of the movie set to BJP members seeking a ban on the film, the Supreme Court of India finally rejected all pleas of banning the movie on November 11.The apex court, however, feels it can not intervene in this topic since the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is yet to provide the certification of the movie Padmavati. "We are screening the film to CBFC as per established procedure and convention followed in the industry".
Gupta also said he had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asking him to take cognisance into the matter.
"Padmavati" is slated to release on December 1, and there is a brouhaha over it as various organisations have been targeting the filmmaker for distortion of history in the movie, touted as a "historical drama". After the Supreme Court dismissed a petition against the release of the movie, BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy had a few statements to make on it.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures has produced "Padmavati" with Bhansali Productions, and it will distribute the film in India. "Contrary to perception, the film celebrates the classic legend of Padmavati and no creative liberty of the kind alleged has been taken", he said. The argument was that this committee can determine whether the film contained any scenes that lowered the dignity of Rani/Sati Padmavati. He appealed to CBFC not to pass certification to the movie. "It's a film Rajasthan will be proud to watch once it gets smooth release".
In response, Joshi on Friday said it was unfortunate to see a personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of the CBFC.
The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, with Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in supporting roles.