New Delhi, Nov 21: The Padmavati Row refuses to die own with each day posing a new threat and chaos for the cast and crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati. Here are the LIV updates:
-We have made our stand clear on it, have already given it in written to the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. SC has also clarified that CBFC should take a decision: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
-The makers of the movie 'Padmavati' have deferred its release from the slated December 1, even as protests and threats over the period drama, which finds itself mired in a major controversy, continued unabated.
-A fringe group targeted actress Deepika Padukone, announcing a reward of Rs 1 crore for anyone "burning her alive", a matter, which the police said, it was looking into.
-Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, meanwhile, said that the film would not be allowed to be released in the state unless its "controversial portions" were removed.
-The widespread protests, including threats, over the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film seemed to have led to the launch of the film getting deferred.
A spokesperson of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said it had taken the decision to "voluntarily" defer the film's release.
"Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind 'Padmavati', has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017," it said.
-The spokesman said it had the highest regard for the law of the land and statutory bodies such as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
As a "responsible and law-abiding corporate citizen", it was committed to following the established procedure and convention, it said.
"We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film," the statement read.
-Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi had ay bfor yesterday slammed the makers for allowing the film to be screened for various media channels before obtaining a certificate from the board.
-The CBFC had sent the film back to the producer as the application for the certification was "incomplete".
"...We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification," the statement said.
-The makers reiterated that the film was a cinematic masterpiece capturing "Rajput valour, dignity and tradition in all its glory".
- Earlier, on Nov 15, UP government had shot off a letter to Centre stating that releasing the Bollyoood movie on December 1 would not be in the interest of law and order of the state.
Threats continued to pour in against the film's lead actress Padukone and director Bhansali.
News24Bureau with Agencies