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CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Completely Disowns Arjun Gupta’s Anti-Bhansali Rant

Prasoon Joshi

 

In  what  could be seen as a very significant statement on what the censor board feels regarding the  ill-conceived protests against the release  of SanjayLeela Bhansali’s Padmavati, the CBFC chairperson has disowned  the shocking remarks by CBFC  member Arjun Gupta.

In  a letter to the Home Minister , Gupta has asked that Bhansali should be tried for “treason” for  distorting history in Padmavati.

In a swift counter-move,  CBFC  chairperson  Prasoon Joshi has completely invalidated Arjun Gupta’s  fiercely aggressive  demand .

Says Prasoon Joshi, “It’s unfortunate to see the personal point of view expressed by an advisory panel member of CBFC against Mr Sanjay LeelaBhansali.By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board.We have respect for Mr Bhansali as an individual and artist.”

For  the record Padmavati is yet to be submitted  to the  CBFC for censor certification.

A source  from the Padmavati team says the film will go to censors in the next one week. “We are aware that this film will be watched closely and we are prepared for whatever decision the CBFC takes on the content  of  the film. On our part we are fully confident there is  nothing objectionable  in  our film,” says a source from Padmavati’s core team.

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