Supreme Court junks PIL seeking ban on ‘Padmavati’

The Supreme Court fired on Friday a PIL filed by a bunch of individuals from the Rajput community seeking a remain the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film ‘Padmavati’ for allegedly pain their sentiments by “distorting and twisting historical facts”.

A bench of justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud aforesaid the petition was premature because the film was however to be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). It aforesaid the board had the statutory powers to look at the film before it had been released for public screening, and the court couldn’t interfere once the CBFC had not cleared the film.

In the plea, the petitioners pleaded that the court intervene, stating the film-makers as “wrong depiction” of Rani Padmavati in the film had caused widespread anger among the Hindu community,  therefore the film’s screening in its gift kind would cause a law and order problem. They contended that, in the “garb of creative thinking, the producers had taken undue liberty and fully modified the historical facts that were extremely objectionable”. They submitted that the portrayal of “historical legends” had to be exhausted an correct manner and “creativity couldn’t be used as a pretext to malign or sully their image”.

Rani Padmavati who was renowned for her pious lifestyle and her character was beyond reproach, but so as to serve the lustful interest of a particular section of the audience, the film-makers have shown the queen to dream about Ala-ud-din Khilji and being in love with him. it’s condemnable that so as to earn some profit, the producers have stooping to such level wherein they need stopped caring concerning our rich cultural history and indulged in her character assassination. This has created great Angst among Hindus generally and the Rajput community especially.

But the bench refused to entertain the petition and aforesaid if anyone was aggrieved by the Censor Board’s decision to grant certification to a specific film, he/she might approach the film certification legal proceeding board. An individual couldn’t directly approach the HCs or SC for a stay release, it added. “The SC cannot usurp the statutory powers vested in the Censor Board or tribunal,” the bench said.

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