Sanjay Leela Bhansali assures Padmavati doesn't distort history

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As the release date looms nearer, producer Ajiy Andhare says they will be happy to show the film to anyone who is against it after the Central Board of Certification (CBFC) has certified it. "We have full faith in CBFC and its chairman (Prasoon Joshi) and are optimistic that we will be able to release the film on time and it will be supported and loved widely by the people resulting in strong business". He knows that he is bringing Indian culture in front of the world.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an accomplished music director.

"There has been controversy in each of his films". Rational public opinion should ensure that a balance is retained between fact and fiction, artistic license and objectionable distortion", he said to TOI from Jodhpur."There has hardly been any serious attempt to make a proper historical film in our country, As Reported By TOI. He also added that the movie portrays Rani Padmini in a wrong manner. There were many court cases.

The film is based on Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem, written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.

More than 100,000 Rajputs gathered in poll-bound Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar, while thousands took part in the protest march in Surat to demand a ban on Padmavati.

In letters to Union minister Smriti Irani and Bhansali, Haryana minister Vipul Goel sought changes in the film and said "glamourising Alauddin Khilji's character was akin to praising those who carry out acid attacks on girls".

"Members of Censor board are capable and educated".

Apart from Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, "Padmavati" also feature Jim Sharb and Aditi Rao Hydari in pivotal roles. They know which film should be passed and which should not.

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