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    Padmavati insured for Rs 140 crore; to get Rs 80 crore if the screening gets affected

    The 1999 film ‘Taal’, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the first films to get insured and ever since insurance has become an indispensable part of films in Bollywood. Until 2009, film-making was treated as project insurance, where the cover ceased on completion. However, in 2009, after an outbreak of Swine Flu, the then Democratic Front government ruling Maharashtra ordered a shut down of public places like schools and theatres. This

  • Padmavati Row: Censor board sends movie back to Bhansali and co

    Mumbai: It seems Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati — which has run into rough weather with the Karni Sena threatening to scuttle its release – is unlikely to get a censor board certificate by December 1 as the screening committee of the Censor Board of Film Certification, popularly also called the censor board, has sent the movie back to the makers as the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

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    Padmavati row: Protesters block tourist entry to Chhittorgarh Fort

    Jaipur: Protesters today blocked the entry to the Chhittorgarh Fort, which houses Padmini’s Palace, amid protests against Bollywood film ‘Padmavati’ across Rajasthan and various parts of the country. However, SP of Chhittorgarh Prashan Kumar Khamsera said the fort, a world heritage site in Rajasthan, is not officially closed.

  • ‘Padmavati’ row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika’s nose

    Mumbai: The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis “Padmavati” intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukones nose amid a call for “Bharat Bandh” (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release.

  • Rajput community holds massive protest against ‘Padmavati’

    Surat/Gandhinagar/Mumbai: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ is becoming another flashpoint in poll-bound Gujarat. The Rajput community, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal and the Karni Sena held a joint protest against the release of the film in Gandhinagar and Surat on Sunday.

  • Five held for vandalising rangoli of movie ‘Padmavati’

    Surat: Five persons, including four members of outfit Karni Sena and one from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), were arrested today for allegedly vandalising a rangoli inspired by an upcoming film “Padmavati” at a mall here, the police said.

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    SHOCKING: Karni Sena members burn posters of Padmavati in Jaipur

    In January this year, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur when he was shooting for his grand period film Padmavati. The attack was carried out by members of Karni Sena who alleged that Bhansali has distorted Rajput history with this film. The director then reached out to senior members of Karni Sena and it seemed like the matter ended there.

  • Ujjain: History should not be tampered with, says Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh

    Ujjain: The founder of Karni Sena, Lokendra Singh who arrived in the city with other members of the sena, held a press conference on Thursday. During the meeting with the media he reiterated his stand that the sena strongly objected to some scenes in the movie, Rani Padmawati.

  • Fact or fiction: Bollywood’s tryst with manipulation

    We’re a sensitive country; we get hurt pretty quick and the incredible ‘intolerant’ India has been hurt again. This time by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Apparently, the director who was manhandled by the goons , calling themselves Karni Sena, had to give in writing that there will be no intimate scenes between the lead pair in the film. Period dramas and biopics have mostly borne public ire. Priyanka Vartak delves into few