Top court says no to ban “Padmavati”; heres whats more that has been said
It was yet another turn down of request by Supreme Court to ban “Padmavati”.
The top court reportedly also stated that those holding public offices must not comment on such issues.
The judges reiterated that it is the prerogative of the national censor board to review the film and make a decision on whether it is suitable for screening.
“Padmavati” has been opposed by several top politicians who say that the film cannot be allowed to “distort history” and offend the sentiments of Hindu groups.
The Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have said they will not allow the movie to release even if it is cleared by the censor board.
Top union ministers have said Mr Bhansali should consult with opponents of the film and historians to arrive at a version that is acceptable to them all.
Filmmakers and artists have said that is a blatant violation of freedom of expression.>