Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finally acceded to the will of local extremist group’s demand of prescreening ‘Padmavati’ before releasing it nationwide.
Viewing growing tension among people, cast and crew of the movie because of serious threats issued by fringe groups of Rajasthan, the director has buckled under pressure and wrote to the Indian Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking permission for prescreening of the flick to the extremist goons.
He took this decision in an attempt to broker peace and ensure that there is no violence.
Some fringe Hindu groups have alleged Bhansali of distorting history through his film that is set to release on December 01.
Rajput Karni Sena fringe has been the most vocal and active in this spat as it first warned that they would set those cinemas ablaze that will screen the movie and later threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone’s nose.
They asked Bhansali to first show them the film and release it once they were satisfied.