Those opposing Padmavati should see the film: Union Minister

first_imgThe censor board has a job which it should be allowed to do, the Centre said on Tuesday even as the row over Padmavati raged on with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claiming that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was no less guilty than the fringe groups extending threats to him and actor Deepika Padukone.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said: “The CBFC has been formed for a purpose. Let it do its job,” responding to questions by reporters. Another senior Union Minister, Birender Singh, said those opposing Padmavati should first watch the film.Striking a different note, Mr. Adityanath told reporters: “Nobody has the right to take the law into his or her own hands. Be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anybody else. If those issuing threats are guilty, Bhansali is no less guilty …”BJP legislator from Goshamahal, Raja Singh, has threatened to burn down theatres if Padmavati is released in Telangana. Mr. Singh has written to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, requesting him to impose a ban on the film. The movie, however, continued to receive support from Bollywood personalities. Actor Ranveer Singh, who plays Alauddin Khilji in the flick, said he was “200 per cent with the film.” In another development, as many as 42 people belonging to the Rajput community from Rajasthan were taken into preventive custody for staging a demonstration against the film’s release in the State.(With inputs from Omar Rashid)last_img

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