Free Press Journal
  • Make necessary changes to film, Vasundhara Raje urges Irani

    Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, urging her to ensure that ‘Padmavati’ is not released without necessary changes to the film. Raje also said that the Censor Board should consider all possible results before certifying the film, a day after the Board sent the film back to its makers because the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

  • Padmavati row: Sanjay Leela Bhansali let down by India and Bollywood?

    Is India really world’s largest democracy? Is India a free country? Is there any place for liberals and free thinkers in India? These questions are raised and one wonders where is India headed in light of controversy surrounding a film. Yes, we are talking about a form of entertainment ‘Padmavati’, which has created quite an uproar because we Indians are very touchy and sensitive, and are hurt because certain

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    Padmavati Row: TV stars support Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s on Padmavati

    Padmavati, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film has been mired in controversies for almost a year now but the controversies have escalated massively in the last one month. With organisations threatening to the director and the actors, the film is facing a lot of protests around the country. The film is scheduled to release on December 1. After Various Bollywood celebrities, including Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Prakash Raj, Rajkummar Rao, Karan Johar and

  • 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”.

  • Mumbai police issues stern warning to people protesting against Padmavati

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Friday issued a stern warning to ‘adventurous’ people protesting the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie ‘Padmavati.’ The police suggested that the fringe organisations conduct their protests against the Bollywood film in a ‘democratic’ manner.

  • ‘Padmavati’ was a Queen, not a dancer: Gajendra

    Mumbai : In the wake of the ongoing controversy over the upcoming movie Padmavati, actor and filmmaker Gajendra Chauhan has said that Rani Padmavati was a queen and not a dancer, like Sanjay Leela Bhansali has tried to show her in the film.

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    ‘Padmavati’ dragged to Supreme court again

    New Delhi: A lawyer on Friday filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court against ‘Padmavati’ film seeking removal of objectionable scenes from the movie. The Apex Court said it would consider the plea, but refused to give any date for hearing. Lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, filed a fresh plea in the Top Court seeking deletion of objectionable scenes from the film.

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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.

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    Congress on Padmavati row: Review scenes which hurt sentiments

    New Delhi: The Congress said today that if there are any scenes in ‘Padmavati‘ which hurt the sentiments of a community, they need to be reviewed, amid protests against the movie. Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said though he has not seen the film, it is up to the censor board to clear the movie.