With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ set to release in under 10 days, the team of the film have requested the government to intervene where the film has been banned.
A source told Deccan Chronicle, “It is rather unfortunate that the leadership is banning a film that has been cleared by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC). The team is now speaking to relevant people in the top brass of the central government, to intervene and allow the film to release. If there are law and order threats, the state governments should use all their might to curb that.”
The film has been banned in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Even if the ban is lifted, theatre owners are concerned about security and have asked for protection.
A trade expert told the publication. “It is not just about the ban. Theatres cannot afford to risk damage to their property as well as expensive equipment that is placed there. Most multiplexes are located in expensive malls and the risk is not just to the theatres but also to those malls that house these cinemas.”
‘Padmaavat’ releases on 25th January 2018.