The makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” have rubbished reports that the film, which is facing protest from several Rajput groups, has been postponed to January next year.
There have been reports saying that the makers plan to postpone the release of “Padmavati” to January 12, following political pressure.
Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, shared a series o tweets denying the delay in the film and expressing his outrage on censor denying the certification.
“Rumours of postponement of Padmavati are baseless @FilmPadmavati” wrote Ajit on his Twitter account.
“What an irony those who are supposed to watch are looking the other way & we have to run around & show it at other forums to ‘clear’ it!?” wrote Ajit, expressing his outrage on censor denying certification.
The period drama has been courting controversies as several fringes including Rajput Karni Sena are protesting against the film and Bhansali for distorting historical facts.
Further addressing the issue of screening, Ajit welcomed anyone who wishes to screen the film.
He wrote, “Can screen to responsible individuals who feels aggrieved, please come, see it yourself, nothing to hide, put an end to this saga. Let’s celebrate our heritage”
He further added, “We can do it tomorrow itself, we want them to stand with us support the film it celebrates Rajput pride. We have been saying from beginning…film just finished few days back”
The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is set to release on December 1.