Everybody should respect Supreme Court's verdict, Salman Khan on Padmavati

Everybody should respect Supreme Court's verdict, Salman Khan on Padmavati

The director has been given time till December 14 to give a written reply to the panel about the movie and the controversy surrounding it.

Apart from Advani, the 30-member standing committee on IT, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, comprises members of both Houses, including Congress MP Raj Babbar and BJP MPs Paresh Rawal and Hema Malini among others.

Prasoon Joshi, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification appeared before the petition committee and that also took the movie for discussion and its chair CP Joshi and also a BJP leader also understood to have noted that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali had failed to take cognizance of the faith and the reverence that the movie "Padmavati" get invoked.

He said the only decision that would matter will come from either the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or the Supreme Court.

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Amid all this, a new poster of Padmavati that takes a dig at the baseless and useless, waste of time controversy, which is being way more weight-age than what is actually deserves and is taking away the focus from issues that instead need urgent attention, is going viral on the internet right now.

Thakur wrote in a tweet earlier today, "Today at 3pm the Parliamentary IT Committee will be examining the subject "Film Industry:Problems & Challenges".

Bhansali remained with the panel for over two hours.

Bhansali and Joshi appeared before the standing committee, while the CBFC chief deposed before the Lok Sabha panel as well. Now, it has up to two months to decide on the movie after a multi-level process. "Was it an act to influence the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)", they asked. Responding to a query from members, Joshi is learnt to have said that the promos and songs of Padmavati had been certified. "The members have also made a decision to call the producers of the movie", chairman of the panel Anurag Thakur said as quoted by India's PTI. "We have raised objections to that too in this committee". "This meeting has been called upon to discuss all these issues at length, bring all the relevant stakeholders at a common platform to eventually reach a consensus". The 51-year-old answered the questions on the ongoing controversy of Padmavati quite cleverly and diplomatically.