Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s troubles regarding Padmavati are heaping up. There have been a lot of controversies surrounding the film both externally and internally, and only yesterday there were reports suggesting that the filmmaker has agreed to have a private screening for the Akhand Rajput Sangh. And as recent reports suggest, Bhansali has had assistance in this decision. And that is none other than the CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi.
As per reports in Spotboye, Joshi and Bhansali, both veterans in the industry, apparently had a discreet 3-hour meeting where the film was screened to personally for Joshi. The CBFC chief concluded that Bhansali’s film has no objectionable content, and that he should get that out of the way with a special screening for those concerned. “Prasoon Joshi feels that there is nothing objectionable about what SLB has put on celluloid. He thinks that Bhansali should go ahead and pre-screen the movie for the Sangh to end the uncertainty” a source tells the website.
It was only three days back that Prasoon Joshi condemned a letter from a CBFC advisory panel member, Arjun Gupta, who demanded that Bhansali should be “tried for treason for distorting history.” Speaking to a section of the media, Joshi said, “By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or of the CBFC board. We have respect for Mr Bhansali as an individual and artist.”
While speaking to Mid Day, the National President of Akhand Rajputana Seva Sangh, RP Singh confirmed of the screening saying, “I got a call from Mahavir Jain who is the mediator between Bhansali and the Rajput Sanghatna, on Saturday night. He put me on a conference call with Shobha Sant (CEO Bhansali Productions). She told me that they are ready to show the movie to a team before the release.” He further revealed that the screening will take place somewhere between 15-18 November. “The screening will be held sometime between November 15 to 18.” The film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Shahid Kapoor is slated to hit the screen on December 1, this year.