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Tag: Padmavati

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Prepared to stop release of 'Padmaavat': Karni Sena

Gurugram: If state governments are ready to release Bollywood movie “Padmaavat” following the Supreme Court’s order, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena too is prepared to stop the release of the film that “doctors the great history of the nation”, its chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said here on Monday. Kalvi, addressing media persons here, spoke strongly […]

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SC stays ban on 'Padmaavat' release in 3 states

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of orders banning the release of the film “Padmaavat” by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments. Staying the “notifications and orders” banning the release of the controversial film by the three states, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilklar and Justice D.Y. […]

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'Padmaavat' to hit screens on January 25

Mumbai: After months of facing resistance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” — earlier titled “Padmavati” — will hit the screens worldwide on January 25, the makers formally announced on Sunday. The filmmaker hopes the audience likes the movie, which he says is his homage to the valour of the Rajputs. The period drama, which will release […]

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'Padmavati' to release as 'Padmavat' on January 25

Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial Hindi film “Padmavati”, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, will release on January 25 as “Padmavat”. “It will release as ‘Padmavat’ on January 25. The film has got U/A certificate,” sources at Viacom18 Motion Pictures told IANS. “Padmavati” — now “Padmavat” — was earlier slated for release on […]

Karni Sena wants 'Padmavati' banned

New Delhi: The Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena on Friday demanded a ban on “Padmavati” after slamming Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for allowing its release with a U/A certificate. “I want to ask the central government what benefits will they get by supporting this movie? All the […]

Special panel's role was advisory: CBFC chief on Padmavati

Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Prasoon Joshi on Monday said a special panel for the certification of controversial movie “Padmavati” was appointed for an advisory purpose, and that the final decision was always with the censor board. Joshi’s statement comes in the wake of criticism amidst reports that the CBFC committee decided […]

CBFC suggests title change: 'Padmavati' to become 'Padmavat'

Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” a UA certificate and has suggested the director to change the film’s title to “Padmavat”. According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and decided to give […]

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Censor Board invites Jaipur historians to view Padmavati

Jaipur: The Censor Board has sought the opinion of two veteran historians from Jaipur on film “Padmavati” by inviting them to view the film. These historians include Professor B.L. Gupta and Prof R.S. Khangarot. While Gupta is professor of history in Rajasthan Vishwavidhyala and has written numerous books on India during the medieval period, Khangarot […]

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In The Land of Jagannath, Caste Lurks Beneath The Surface

We Odias pride ourselves on our egalitarian ethos. We flaunt the fact that efforts to polarize voters on the basis of caste, creed and religion have never succeeded here and taunt states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh where voting on caste lines is an accepted part of electoral politics. We even invoke Lord Jagannath and […]

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After Padmavati, Tiger Zinda Hai faces political threat

Mumbai: The upcoming Salman Khan--Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has run into a political controversy barely two days ahead of its scheduled December 22 release. While the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Sena (MNCS) has warned cinema owners against booking all shows for Tiger Zinda Hai and denying slots to two Marathi films, other parties like […]

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'Tourism-oriented' state Goa may ban 'Padmavati'

Panaji: Stating that a tourism-oriented state like Goa cannot afford law and order problems, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said he will ‘look into’ the demand of the BJP state women’s wing to ban the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’. Parrikar was speaking to reporters in Panaji after a delegation of […]

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Films shouldn't be victim of politics: Nihalani

Mumbai: Former censor board chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says the film industry needs to be united in its fight to avoid becoming a victim of politics. Expressing sympathy for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his movie “Padmavati”, Nihalani said: “Full sympathy to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and full concern for the industry because it is not just […]

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My opinion will not solve 'Padmavati' issue, says Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is vocal about the right to freedom of speech and expression, says his opinion will not provide a solution to the problems faced by the team of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmavati”. During the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Mukkabaaz” on Friday, he was asked about his opinion on […]

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Nobody gains from controversy around film: Salman on 'Padmavati'

New Delhi: Superstar Salman Khan finds it confusing to gauge the right and the wrong in the row over “Padmavati”. However, he said a controversy around a film only leads to loss. As the protests around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” continue, Salman spoke about it during a session at an event here on Thursday. “No one […]

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People in position shouldn't comment on 'Padmavati': SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) today took exception to people holding official positions making adverse comments about the Hindi film “Padmavati”, saying these breached the principle of rule of law. The court also said people in position of responsibility should not comment on the film as it may prejudice the censor board. A bench […]

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Nitish bans release of 'Padmavati' in Bihar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” in the state. The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter. The ban on “Padmavati” in Bihar would be in place “till controversy surrounding it gets […]

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BJP leader threatens Mamata with Surpanakha's fate, Bengal civil society protests

Chandigarh/Kolkata: Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu on Saturday threatened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that she would meet the same fate as “Surpanakha”, a demoness from the epic Ramayana whose nose was cut off by Lakshman, a day after she asserted her state was ready to welcome Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film “Padmavati” […]

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Man found hanging at Nahargarh Fort, messages referring to 'Padmavati' found on nearby stones

Jaipur: A man was found hanging at the Nahargarh Fort near the Rajasthan capital today, with messages referring to the Bollywood epic drama ‘Padmavati’ scribbled on nearby stones, a police official said. Chetan Kumar Saini (40), a resident of Shastri Nagar here and a handicraft worker, was found hanging from the boundary wall of the […]

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Bengal ready to welcome 'Padmavati': Mamta Banerjee

Kolkata: Amidst the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asserted that her state was ready to welcome the film and its crew. “Yes we would welcome them. They are welcome here if they can’t do it in other states. We can make special arrangements,” Banerjee […]

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'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release

London: Even though the makers of ‘Padmavati’ have deferred the release of the film in India, the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared it. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial will hit the screens in the UK on December 1. Starring Ranveer Singh (as Sultan Alauddin Khilji), Deepika Padukone (as Rani Padmavati, in the […]

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Love India, but don't understand it any more: Aditi

Mumbai: With growing tension over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, actress Aditi Rao Hydari has questioned why people don’t express as much anger when women are violated in the country as they are showing towards the film. Aditi, who too will be seen in Bhansali’s historical drama, says though she loves her country, she fails […]

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I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of “Padmavati”, on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali “200 per cent” amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content. “I am 200 percent with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. […]

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SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of controversial film “Padmavati”, saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter. The reaction of a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra came after it was told that the Central Board of Film Certification […]

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'Padmavati' release deferred, say makers

Mumbai: The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmavati” has been “voluntarily” deferred from its scheduled date of December 1, a spokesperson for the film’s producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday. “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’, has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1, 2017,” the […]

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Nothing in 'Padmavati' that hurts Rajput pride, says Rajat Sharma

New Delhi: There is not a single scene, dialogue or sequence in “Padmavati” that may hurt Rajput pride, senior journalist Rajat Sharma said on Friday after watching the movie. “After watching the entire film, I can emphatically say that there is not a single dialogue, not a single scene, not a single sequence that can […]

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Watch film before objecting: Richa Chadha on 'Padmavati' controversy

Mumbai : Actress Richa Chadha has asked those who are protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” to first watch the film. She says that no religion is that weak that a movie can break it. Richa, who was present at the song launch of “Fukrey Returns”, shared her thoughts on “Padmavati” controversy stating […]

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Shankaracharya accuses Bhansali of distorting facts in ‘Padmavati’

Bhubaneswar: Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today joined the bandwagon to protest Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s portrayal of facts in his upcoming movie Padmavati tagging it as ‘distortion’. The Puri seer stated that the filmmaker has distorted historical facts and wrongly portrayed the character of the Rajput queen in the period drama. He said […]

Bhansali's vision must be trusted, says Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has spoken out in support of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his movie “Padmavati”, saying his vision must be trusted. The “Mubarakan” actor, 32, on Thursday tweeted a link of Bhansali’s video giving a clarification on “Padmavati”, and wrote: “Yet again a man has to justify creativity because politics […]

No interaction between Padmavati, Khilji characters in film

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has rubbished rumours and reports of a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and the invader Allauddin Khilji in his forthcoming movie “Padmavati”. “There is no interaction whatsoever between the characters played by Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh,” Bhansali said. A video recording by Bhansali declaring zero interaction between Rani Padmavti […]

'Padmavati' to release in US on December 1

New Delhi: The much-awaited period drama “Padmavati” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali will release in the US on December 1. The movie starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor is being distributed internationally by Paramount Pictures. Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said in a statement: “I am very proud to announce that Paramount […]

'Padmavati' was exhausting experience: Deepika

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her. The actress was present at the book launch of Hema Malini’s biography – “Beyond The Dream Girl”, written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. During an interactive session with Hema, Deepika shared how […]

Ranveer Singh overwhelmed with 'Padmavati' trailer response

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh says he is overwhelmed and humbled with all the praise and the positive response received by the trailer of his upcoming film “Padmavati”. Ranveer on Tuesday wrote an open letter on Twitter, where he thanked everyone, including friends, media and audience for the response. In the letter, he wrote: “Thank you […]

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I am jealous of Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Karan Johar

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is jealous of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ability to create a visually-appealing cinematic experience for the audiences through his films. Karan also said Bhansali is “on the top of his game” and that he is eagerly waiting for his magnum opus, “Padmavati” to release. “I am jealous. Sanjay Leela Bhansali […]

Ranveer's vicious avatar in 'Padmavati' first look

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh looks fierce and intense in his just unveiled first look as ruler Alauddin Khilji in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis forthcoming film “Padmavati”. Ranveer took to Twitter on Tuesday to share two different avatars of Khilji. In the first photo, Ranveer can be seen posing topless inside water with long hair and […]

Ranveer Singh intimidates as Alauddin Khilji

Mumbai: Ranveer Singh’s first look as Alauddin Khilji from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Padmavati” was unveiled today and the actor looked fierce as the most powerful ruler of the Khilji dynasty. With kohl eyes, long tresses and a scar on his face, the 32-year-old actor appeared every bit of a cruel anti-hero, in both […]

Shahid's next to be helmed by 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' director

Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is busy promoting “Padmavati”, will next work under the direction of Shree Narayan Singh of “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” fame. The yet untitled project is being produced by T-Series and KriArj Entertainment. Happy to work with Shahid, Singh said in a statement: “With films like ‘Kaminey’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Haider’ and […]

Shahid is the courageous royal in 'Padmavati' first look

Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor unveiled his first look from the upcoming film “Padmavati” and the actor appeared every bit royal and brave as Chittor ruler Maharawal Ratan Singh. The 36-year-old actor, who will be seen portraying Queen Padmavati’s (played by Deepika Padukone) consort, in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed magnum opus, took to Twitter to release the poster. […]

Karni Sena members burn posters of Bhansali's 'Padmavati'

Jaipur: The Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, on Saturday burnt posters here of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited “Padmavati” which is slated for a December 1 release. A group of protesters gathered in front of Rajmandir Cinema Hall and shouted slogans against Bhansali and burnt posters of the film. “While shooting […]

Deepika looks regal in first poster of 'Padmavati'

Mumbai: On the auspicious occasion of Navratri on Thursday, the makers of period-drama film “Padmavati” unveiled the first look of the film in which actress Deepika Padukone looked every inch a reigning empress. The first poster of the film shows Deepika donning a red lehenga and choli by designer duo Harpreet and Rimple, paired with […]

Deepika Padukone unveils 'Padmavati' logo

Mumbai:  Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday shared a logo of her much-awaited movie “Padmavati” — thereby starting the promotions of the film, which was mired in controversy during its shoot over its subject. “Rani Padmavati arrives tomorrow… With the sunrise,” Deepika tweeted with a photograph featuring the simple logo, which features the movie’s title on a […]

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