Padmavati row highlights: Australian actress Ruby Rose 'shocked' at what Deepika Padukone is going through
As the storm around the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati becomes more intense, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to send back the film citing an "incomplete" application.
According to the CBFC, the movie, which has triggered protests by several Rajput groups, will be reviewed as per the set norms once it is sent back to the board after sorting out the issue.
“The film was submitted for certification last week. We examined the documents, as we normally do. It was conveyed to the makers that their application was incomplete. They had to rectify and send it back, we will view it when it comes back to us,” a source in the CBFC told PTI.
“When they (makers) rectify the deficiency we will again scrutinise it once more and when the turn comes we will examine it (film for certification),” the source added.
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, confirmed the development. “That’s true. But film is with the CBFC, it is merely a minor technical issue. Nothing stops them from seeing the film if they want,” he told PTI.
Meanwhile, a fresh plea was moved in the Supreme Court on Friday to remove alleged objectionable scenes and registration of an FIR against the makers of the film.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea but refused for urgent listing of the matter.
The petitioner, advocate ML Sharma, who mentioned the matter for urgent listing also sought a direction for removal of all scenes of alleged character assassination of Queen Padmavati from the movie before its release.
The Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor starrer Bollywood movie is slated for release on 1 December.
With inputs from PTI