Everyone is talking about the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ because it has been in the controversies since starting of film’s shooting. The sets were destroyed and Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked by the Rajput Karni Sena. Karni Sean feels that Bhansali has been shown Rani Padmawati in a wrong way. Bhansali showed romantic scenes between Allauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati.
And the Indian Flims and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA) and other 20 organisations of film and TV industry are planning to arrange a 15-minute blackout to show their full support for the Padmawati and “to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals”.
Ashoke Pandit from IFTDA said that “We will keep showing our support for ‘Padmavati’ and SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) because it is the basic right of a creative person to a story in his own way. Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker, and making a film on history is not something easy for him but a big responsibility. To express our solidarity (with the film), we are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout where all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place.”
He added, “We strongly protest against the non-institutional bodies who every now and then protest against movies and threaten actors and makers of the films. We will keep condemning their actors in a democratic manner. We have faith in our Prime Minister… for justice to ‘Padmavati’.”
Also, Ashoke added, “We as film industry feel hurt every time such groups target our films and try to control our freedom of expression. Unfortunately, we do not get support from any other industry, not even from the government as if we are orphans as a community.”
Rajput Karni Sena demands that a complete ban on the film and they claim that the film hurt their sentiments.
Ashoke said that “We are living in a democracy and I have faith in the faith in the government and its judiciary. These protesters have not watched the film, and Sanjay has already made it very clear by releasing a video that it is a tribute to ‘Padmavati’ and no obscene scenes are there.”
And the blackout protest has been named as “Main Azaad Hoon” and it will be organized on 26th November at the Film City main entrance at 3:30 pm.
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