Padmavati: Amid growing uproar, makers ‘voluntarily defer’ Padmavati’s release date | India News
NEW DELHI: Viacom18, producers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s interval drama Padmavati, say they’ve voluntarily deferred the movie’s launch date. The movie was set to hit the screens on December 1.
A brand new launch date will likely be introduced as soon as the “requisite clearances” are in place, a spokesperson for Viacom18 Movement Photos stated in an announcement on Sunday.
The interval drama, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, has been dealing with large agitation from varied teams, together with Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which alleged that the movie distorts historical past and falsely portrays a relationship between Rajput queen Padmini and Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had sought to clear the air concerning the alleged romance between queen Padmini and Khilji, saying he was cautious in depicting the “Rajput honour and dignity” within the movie. The producers had additionally organized a personal screening of the film and invited these involved concerning the movie’s content material, however the agitating Rajput outfits remained unappeased.
The Karni Sena had referred to as for a national ‘bandh’ on December 1 to protest the discharge of Padmavati.
Amidst rising protest over the movie, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje had written to the Centre on Saturday, looking for “obligatory adjustments” within the film earlier than its launch, in order that “sentiments of any group usually are not harm”.
(With inputs from Companies)