The Supreme Court has refused to stay the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Since the CBFC is yet to clear the film, the top court said it will amount to ‘prejudgement’ if the release is stalled now.
Earlier today, lashing out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Ms Azmi in a press statement said Ms Raje was ‘sitting pretty’ on the issue. Filmmaker Shyam Benegal questioned the CBFC on its decision to send back the film and termed its actions as ‘suspicious’.
In light of increasing protests, Viacom18, the producers of Padmavati have deferred the film’s release. Hearing a petition filed by a lawyer ML Sharma, following guidlines were given by court.