‘Padmavati’ back in news; censor board invites two historians; heres why

historians are Professor B.L. Gupta and Prof R.S. Khangarot

‘Padmavati’ back in news; censor board invites two historians; heres why

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ is back in news.

This as the censor board has now invited the opinion of two veteran historians from Jaipur on film ‘Padmavati’.

Sources informed that the two were invited to view the film.

The historians are Professor B.L. Gupta and Prof R.S. Khangarot.

It need be mentioned that while Gupta is professor of history in Rajasthan Vishwavidhyala and has written numerous books on India during the medieval period, Khangarot is principal of Agrawal College.

Speaking to the media, Khangarot expressed hope that “once we watch the film, it will be clear if history has been tampered with or not”.

Gupta said he was all for artistic freedom but then it should not happen at the cost of history.

They opined that the age-old custom of jauhar (mass immolation) should be shown effectively in the film to prevent any adverse reaction on the masses.

According to sources, a four-member panel has been formed to review the film next month.

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