Published: Sat, December 02, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Everybody should respect Supreme Court's verdict, Salman Khan on Padmavati

Everybody should respect Supreme Court's verdict, Salman Khan on Padmavati

"Everyone must respect the verdict of the censor board".

"I gave him two hits but he still chose Shah Rukh Khan for Devdas", he said, on a lighter note.

The 30-member parliamentary panel is headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur, and its members include senior BJP leader LK Advani and actor-MPs like Paresh Rawal and Raj Babbar.

Bhansali was grilled for over two hours by members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT as he appeared before it in Parliament House with Prasoon Joshi, who heads the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said last week that the film will not be allowed to release in his state even if the censor board cleared it.

The film stoked controversy over assumptions that it has a dream sequence depicting romance between Rajput warrior queen Padmini and Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji.

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Expressing his views on Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati and the controversies it is surrounded with, Salman said: "Nobody but only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the court will decide on Padmavati".

Thakur wrote in a tweet earlier today, "Today at 3pm the Parliamentary IT Committee will be examining the subject "Film Industry:Problems & Challenges". The panel also told Bhansali that he was trying to "supersede the Censor Board", as per TV reports.

Bhansali and Joshi appeared before the standing committee, while the CBFC chief deposed before the Lok Sabha panel as well.

Sources said Joshi told the Committee that he had appointed a panel of experts to examine the film and provide inputs to the CBFC. However, the whole process of clearing the 3D version of a movie is completed different from that of clearing the movie in a 2D version and there are some of the visual impacts some scenes may have on children. Responding to a query from members, Joshi is learnt to have said that the promos and songs of Padmavati had been certified. "We have raised objections to that too in this committee".

The statement quoted Thakur as saying: "How and why did this divide and controversy erupt... This meeting has been called upon to discuss all these issues at length, bring all the relevant stakeholders at a common platform to eventually reach a consensus".

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