Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has become a sensation these days. Based on Rajasthani Rajput Princess Padmavati, this film is in continuous discussion since the time of making. The film has been continuously facing opposition from the Rajput community which has threatened the filmmakers that the film won’t be released in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The release of film Padmavati has now become a challenge as the rajputs believe that film has distorted the historical facts.
The members of the film industry came forward in support of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmavati. A press conference was organised by Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) in Mumbai. At this conference, members from Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) and Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) were present. Even the filmmaker Sudhir Mishra and veteran actor Vikram Gokhale were there.
In fact, film fraternity made an appeal to Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Smriti Irani that the government should take actions against the threats made to the film’s director and the film’s cast.
What film fraternity says
Director Ashoke Pandit headed the conference and said, “We request the government to extend an assurance that they can safely release the film, and strict action will be taken against those who break the law.”
The filmmaker Sudhir Mishra supported Bhansali and expressed that these people are raising slogans without even watching the movie. This is not the first time that creative fraternity has been attacked. This is mockery of democracy.