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PADMAVATI

The most controvertial Magnum opus directed by the controvertial directer Sanjay Leela Bhansali having been banned in two states viz Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat where the government of BJP prevails, is all set for release in Britain as the British Board of Film Classification has given the film a go ahead and sources reveal that the date of release might be 1st of December, 2017.

The movie was slated for an all India release on 1st of December earlier but due to the enhanced controversy, media hype and threats of dire consequences to the director as well as the actors of the historical film the schedule of release was with held infinitely, as of now. The film made with the humongous budget of 180 crores is in controversy since the beginning as the Karni Sena headed by the the direct decendent of legendary Padmavat family, as claimed by him, Lokendra Singh Kalvi raised serious objections and organised protests all over the country including Rajasthan and Gujarat compounded with a press conference at the Press Club of India.

The matter became worse when some leaders of the Rajput Community in Haryana and other parts of the country issued fatwas of granting 10 crores to the one who would behead the director of the film sending shock waves all around. While there are charges and counter charges by the Karni Sena and various Rajput outfits and the makers of the film outrightly denying, putting the legendary Rajput queen in poor light, the protestors are hardly to relent saying that they will not agree in less than the movie going into dustbin. The director of the movie Bhansali has recently arranged the show for some selected senior journalists and writers and the editor in chief of India TV Rajat Sharma and veteran journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik openly came out in favour of the movie claiming that if the Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi and those opposing the movie would see it for themselves, not only would they heartily embrace the Director of the film for showing Rani Padmavati in high esteem showing the bravery and valour of the Rajput queen Padmavati and Rattan Singh in correct perspective but for also highlighting Allauddin Khiljee as the brutal killer and a king with sexual lust.

There is nothing, not even the minutest of disrespect to the legendary queen as being propagated by the Karni Sena chief and other Rajput organisations. Despite all this what makes things worse and worrisome is the fact that whosoever is opposing the film have not seen it and are expressing their opposition on mere assumptions. They should have first watched the film for themselves and then arrive at the conclusion as to what exactly should be their future course of action instead of resorting to recourse for national protests and dire arbitrary threats of life to its makers and actors.

Sounds shocking that the issue is being politicised out of proportion and given a caste colour as elections in Gujarat are scheduled for next months and few other states are to go for election next year. The Rajput votes which is in abundance in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, its chief ministers have already banned the movie in two states and seems to be banned in other states as well.

Now, states like Uttarakhand are also witnessing such protests and the organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also come into lime light sending clear signals that the issue has adopted religious and communal proportions. It is saddening to note that the state chief ministers instead of dealing with the maintenance of law and order situation seem to be more concerned in patronising the protestors and becoming judges themselves to decide the fate of the movie.

If it is so then what’s the relevance of the Central Board of Film Certification headed by Punya Prasoon Joshi an eminent literateur and film maker and his advisory council. It would have been in the fitness of the things, had the the organisors of the protest demonstrations demanding ban on the controvertial film would have first seen the movie for themselves or requested the CBFC to check the antecedents of the film and decide its future or destiny than to resort to such nation wide protests.

History has various interpretations and making of the film if plays with facts to hurt the sentiments of the community should definitely be banned. But one should first practically see it with his or her own eyes before arriving at any decision. However there are some historians who even say that legendary Queen Padmavati never existed. What do you say friends?

SUNIL NEGI

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Prominent film maker and director Sanjay Leela Bansali’s MAGNUS OPUS Padmavati which is in tremendous controversy these days facing the threat of ban nationally by the KARNI SENA and its founder leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi who once slapped the former is a highly appreciable movie full of genuine historical facts which has in no way glorified the then king of 16th century but has instead proved him as a murderer who messacred hundreds of innocents.

Sanjay Bansali has in no way twisted any facts and denigrated the honour, dignity or respect of queen Padmavati but has instead glorified her image as a brave, dignified and a higly respectable queen faithful to her husband king Rattan Singh who always encouraged, guided and boosted his morale in the running of the administration of his kingdom and the wars he fought. These facts were revealed by the editor in chief India TV in his daily episode of Aaj Ki Baat, Rajat Sharma.

While disclosing the factual details of the movie today Rajat Sharma who himself saw the movie in a special preview said that, before watching the movie he too was under the impression that the nationwide uproar and outrage by the one sided critics of the film and KARNI SENA is absolutely correct as no opposition is ever based on false grounds.

But after watching the film extremely seriously, from all angles, as furiously opposed by a section of Rajput community, whose sentiments he respects, Sharma said he had come to a conclusion that there is nothing, not even a single percent of truth that the film’s director has in amy way fabricated, concocted or twisted the historical facts and exhibited queen Padmavati or her husband king Rattan Singh of Mewar in poor light, playing with their dignity, respect, aura, womenhood thus showing her in poor light as confidently claimed by those opposing the film tooth and nail.

Rajat Sharma said, he himself belonged to Chittaur and was born and brought up there and have tremendous respect and reverence for Rajput culture, tradition and sages of their bravery but after seeing the film sequences, had finally come to the conclusion that instead the movie Padmavati has enhanced the reputation, image, dignity, aura and grace of the historical queen who is remembered for her dignity, courage, bravery and sacrifice.

He confidently said that the people of MEWAR, the nation and especially those who are opposing it today so furiously calling Sanjay Leela Bhansali will feel proud of the bravery of MEWAR and its queen Padmavati for her acts of bravery and dignity which habe been portrayed so nicely and accurately as if history is being repeated on the silver screen.

He step by step revealed all the facts about the versions of those opposing the film and catagorically said that on every count they will find that all their objections are baseless and beyond facts. He said without seeing the movie casting such aspersions on the director of the film would ultimately not stand vindicated on the ground of facts.

It would have been better, had the opponents of the movie first watched the film and then raised the hue and cry than doing it first. The eminent literateur and veteran journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik too appreciated the film in toto and said that the director of the film Sanjay Leela Bansali has done full justice with the historical facts and have portrayed queen Padmavati as a higly dignified queen and Allauddin Khilji as a rash and ruthless killer.

Padmavati played by Deepti Padukone, Allauddin Khiljee played by Ranvir Singh and Raja Rattan Singh played by Kapoor have done full justice with their character who keep will definitely keep the audience stuck to their seats in theatres said Rajat Sharma.

It may be recalled that the KARNI SENA CHIEF Lokendra Singh Kalvi who calls himself as the directdecendent of the family of Raja Rattan Singh has been opposing the film Padmavati tooth and nail and had organised a huge public meeting and protest marches in Rajasthan and Gujarat recently in which more than a lakh people of Rajput community participated demanding permanent ban on the movie and registration of FIR against Bhansali on the charge of being a traitor/ anti nationalist. The Rajput women in traditional attires with sword in their hands were seen protesting outside the Mewar fort demanding Bhansali’s arrest etc.

SUNIL NEGI