Jaipur, Dec 30: Rajput Karni Sena President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi on Saturday threatened to vandalise the cinema halls if the controversial film Padmavati is released across the nation. Gogamedi’s comments come in the wake of CBFC’s conditional clearance to Padmavati. The board, entrusted with the functioning of certifying the films, has recommended a change in name and 26 cuts in the film. Also Read - Dawood Ibrahim Relocates Key Family Members Outside Pakistan; Brother Anees Off Radar: Report
Gogamedi added that the release of the movie is against the interest of the country and it has been given clearance under the pressure of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Also Read - 6 Properties of Dawood Ibrahim Auctioned Off in Maharashtra
“The release of ‘Padmavati’ is only going to create chaos in the country. The government would be responsible for any loss of life and property following the release of this movie. Every theatre, where this movie would be released would be vandalised”, ANI quoted Rajput Karni Sena chief as saying. Also Read - ED Attaches Iqbal Mirchi's Family Properties Worth Rs 22 Crore Including a Cinema Hall and Hotel
“The censor board is taking this decision under the pressure of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and are destroying Hindutva from the country,” he added.
The decision came after an examining committee meeting by the CBFC was held on December 28. It consisted of the regular committee members, along with CBFC officials and a special advisory panel in the presence of Chairman Prasoon Joshi.
The other key modifications suggested in the meeting include those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song ‘Ghoomar’ to befit the character portrayed.
The special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Prof KK Singh of the Jaipur University.
(With inputs from ANI)