Padmavati: CBFC ropes in two Jaipur historians to view Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film in January

A panel, comprising four historians, will view Padmavati in January and give a report to the CBFC as part of the certification process.

IANS December 28, 2017 16:07:17 IST
Padmavati: CBFC ropes in two Jaipur historians to view Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film in January

Jaipur: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has sought the opinion of two veteran historians from Jaipur on film Padmavati by inviting them to view the film.

Padmavati CBFC ropes in two Jaipur historians to view Sanjay Leela Bhansalis film in January

Deepika Padukone in a still from Padmavati

These historians include Professor BL Gupta and Prof RS Khangarot. While Gupta is a professor of history in Rajasthan Vishwavidhyala and has written numerous books on India during the medieval period, Khangarot is the principal of Agrawal College.

Speaking to the media, Khangarot said the entire tussle related to the movie is not between the Karni Sena and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Padmavati, but between Bhansali and history and hence "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. "It should be very clear that we will share the historical facts to the best of knowledge and will not be backing any political party," he added.

The age-old custom of jauhar (mass immolation) should be shown effectively in the film or else it can have adverse effects on the audience, he said, adding that it should not be romanticised in the film as well.

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

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