The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) recently invited the two professors based from Rajasthan to review “Padmavati” the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film while being a part of the review panel. The two Rajasthan professors are B L Gupta, a retired professor from the Rajasthan University and the other is R S Khangarot, the principal in the Agarwal College, Jaipur.
Prasoon Joshi, the chief of censor board had given a call to Mr Khangarot for reviewing the film, which is much awaited for certification by the censor, according to the principal of Agarwal College. He further explains that the chief of censor board requested him to be a part of the historian panel to review and give his opinion on the film. Replying to this Mr Khangarot said that he will be available only by the next week for the review. He further mentions that this was the verbal invitation and till now hasn’t received any written invite.
Commenting on the reviewing part, Mr Khangarot says that he will review the film on sheer historic facts and won’t judge it on the bases of the tussle between Rajput community or Karni Sena and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He analyzes the issue of “Padmavati” as the issue between history and filmmaker while reviewing it accordingly.
Mr Gupta commenting on the same mentions that he will put forward his opinion only after watching the screening of the movie and would judge it on the historical facts. He would only understand the authenticity of the plot on bases of history to the best of his knowledge and after watching the film.
The film “Padmavati” is based on the epic poem in the 16th century by Malik Muhammad Jayasi and that the periodic drama has an investment of 150 crores featuring Bollywood stars like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, says Sanjay Leela Bhansali as he appeared in front of the Parliamentary Panel. The film is featured on the life of Padmini the Rajput queen, which is long in controversies due to the trouble facing from the Rajput groups that it misleads the history.