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Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against Padmavati


Replying to a plea to ban the film, the court observed that the CBFC has guidelines to prevent any wrongful depiction.

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It looks like the enemies are converging on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. While the political attacks on the film seem endless, it was up for a legal hassle when Siddharajsinh M Chudasama and 11 others filed a plea in the Supreme Court requesting a ban on the film.

However, a bench of the court threw out the plea suggesting that the onus lies on the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and that the board has guidelines in place to prevent any wrongful depiction.

The bench, comprising chief justice Dipak Misra, justice AM Khanwilkar and justice DY Chandrachud said the CBFC is adept enough to grant certification to a film before it is released.

The petititoners had sought a stay on the film's release, and asked the court to set up a committee of historians to verify the events portrayed in it. They alleged that the filmmaker, Bhansali, had incorporated historical inaccuracies in the portrayal of Chittor queen Padmavati.

On Wednesday, 8 November, Bhansali had put out a video emphatically denying that there was any objectionable content or 'rumoured dream sequence' in the film which might hurt anyone's sentiments.

Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh, is set to be released on 1 December. You can predict the film's box-office performance here.

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