Prasoon Joshi Reacts To Arnab Goswami, Rajat Sharma Being Shown Padmavati  Ahead  Of  The CBFC

On Friday  Arnab Goswami shocked the nation by declaring he had seen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and has found nothing  objectionable  in  it.

However   CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi is  shocked as  to how the producers ofPadmavati have allowed mediapersons to watch the film before the  CBFC.

Says Prasoon  angrily, “It is  disappointing that the film Padmavati is being screened for the media and getting reviewed on national channels without CBFC having seen or certified the Film.
This compromises the role of systems and balances that are part of a functioning industry.”

Prasoon feels such a move compromises  the system of censor certification, “It’s myopic to treat the certification process haphazardly to suit convenience. On one hand, holding theCBFC responsible and pressurising to accelerate the process.And on the other hand, attempt to subvert the very process, sets an opportunistic precedent.”

About  the  CBFC “returning”  Padmavati to  the producers  without certification  Prasoonexplains, “In this specific  case, the film’s application came up this week only for review. The makers know and admit that the paperwork is not complete:  the very disclaimer whether the film is work of fiction or  a historical was left blank and not stated – and on simply and legitimately being asked to provide documents,  target  the CBFC for ‘looking  the  other way and delay’ “

Prasoon is taken aback by  the above allegation. “This  is truly surprising. The CBFC is a responsible  body and has  the  best interests of  the industry and society  in mind. Let not convenient casual methods  be  brought  into practice.We  all must have a responsible, mutually  respectful and balanced approach.”

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