Arjun Gupta, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, yesterday came out strongly against Bhansali and said that an action should be taken for him to stop making "such movies". By no means does it represent the point of view of CBFC as an organisation or the CBFC board. "We will speak with the director regarding this issue", Kataria said. "We have respect for Mr Bhansali as an individual and artist", Joshi told ANI. Recently, Sanjay Leela Bhansali addressed the controversy by saying that there is no dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji in the film and they have made this movie with a responsibility and kept the honour to Rajputs.
Many political parties and right-wing group activists claim the controversial movie wrongly portrays the Rajput queen Padmavati.
Appearing for the respondents, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, instructed by Ameet Naik, Mahesh Agrawal and Abhishek Malhotra of Naik Naik Co, argued that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was yet to grant certification to the film.
"According to the Newspaper, Bhansali's Padmavati will not be allowed to release here in eastern Rajasthan", said Singh.Protests were also staged in Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur.Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor and is set to release on December 1.Karni Sena, along with other Hindu outfits organised an Akrosh rally.
Besides seeking a stay on the release of the movie, the plea had also sought setting up of a committee of eminent historians to check the veracity of the script to prevent any inaccuracy in portrayal of Rani Padmavati.
He reportedly wrote, "The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it".