CBFC slams ‘Padmavati’ team for pvt screening
Just a day after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) sent the application for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ back because it was “incomplete”, Board’s Chairman Prasoon Joshi has slammed the filmmaker for screening the film for select media houses even before it was certified.
Joshi said he was “disappointed” that the movie was being screened for the media and getting reviewed on national channels, without the CBFC members having seen or certified it, and called it an attempt to subvert the exiting norms.
Meanwhile, in yet another setback for Bhansali, ‘Padmavati’s’ release is likely to miss the December 1 deadline, further back from its initial release date of November 17.
Bhansali is yet to clarify whether the film is a work of fiction, or a retelling of history; if the former, he has not commented on the use of names of figures like Padmavati and Khilji.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources told DNA that the film was unlikely to get cleared by December 1.
The certification body needs a minimum of 68 days to certify a film after it has been submitted. The CBFC, which is grappling with a huge backlog of films, had recently done away with certifying films out of …read more