Headline • Uttarakhand Police urges Kashmiri students not to send inflammatory statements on social media• Kulbhushan Jadhav case starts hearing on Monday• Rajiv Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22 • Vadra wrote on Facebook, handed Priyanka to the people of India, please keep them safe.• J&K : Attack on CRPF team, 7 security personnel and 4 civilians injured• State strike in Uttar Pradesh is illegal: Allahabad High Court• Mamata Banerjee declares victory on Supreme Court order in West Bengal• Tension in Meerut area after breaking Ambedkar statue• INDvsNZ : India won the series 4-1• I will leave politics even after Modi's retirement : Smriti Irani• Don Ravi Pujari arrested from African country Senegal• "I will be back soon" Union Minister Arun Jaitley• Report of the NSSO's unemployment, at the high level of 45 years• Modi government can give big gift to farmers• Akhilesh welcomes Priyanka Gandhi's political entry• Republic Day 2019 : India's power demonstration on Rajpath• Roach put England on 77 runs• DU plans to curb fake filing• Aadhar, Government is bringing re-entry amendments to private companies• Supreme Court: Children of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property• Priyanka Gandhi formally entered politics• Soundarya Rajinikanth will get married to actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi • Signing of $ 3 billion bailout package between Pakistan and UAE• BJP cancels Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata• Who has seen that film: Kangana Ranaut on Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro

NEW DELHI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming controversial film Padmavati had been continuously in trouble nowdays with Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups threatened to take extreme steps if the film is not shown to them before its release.  Meanwhile, the Central Board of Film Certification ( CBFC) has returned back its orignal form submitted by its producers this week, with a note that several of its columns are not properly filled.
It may delay the release of the film. Once the deficiency in the application is removed, it would be scrutinized again, said a censor board source.
According to board's norms, the censor board can take 61 days for a decision on a film's certification. Sources suggested it would be difficult for the producers to stick to their 1 December schedule if the board strictly abides by the norms.
For now, there is no hint that the board intends to fast-track the formalities.
"When it comes back to us we will put it in queue and see when the turn comes, there will be no exception," the censor board source said.
The film is based on the legendary 13th century queen Padmini of Chittor and critics, mostly Rajput groups, say the film wrongly implies a romantic relationship between the queen and Emperor Alauddin Khilji, the all-powerful Delhi Sultan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali repeteadly denied the allegations.
But it is a sentiment that has found resonance among the politically crucial Rajput community in Rajasthan and beyond, right from the time shooting started. That is when the sets of the film - which has Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Singh, Shahid Kapoor in the leading roles - was vandalised first in Jaipur.

After many protests in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi and Karnataka as well, a leader of Karni Sena, which has been at the forefront of the agitation to seek a ban on the movie on Friday, also threatened Deepika Padukone with physical harm. "Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha," said Mahipal Singh Makrana, referring to the act of cutting the nose off. The threat prompted Mumbai police to scale up the security to Deepika Padukone.

Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, confirmed the Censor Board's communication but stressed this was "merely a minor technical issue".
" Nothing stops them from seeing the film if he want," he told.

Related News