Leela Bansali Releases Controversial ‘ Padmavati ‘

Leela Bansali Releases Controversial ‘ Padmavati ‘

Padmavati row: Mewar royals write to Modi, CBFC to withhold permission to release the controversial film due on December 1.

The filmmaker has relied on ‘Padmavat’ by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, a Sufi poet. It is about the union of ‘atma’ (self) and ‘paramatma’ (supreme principle) with a ‘rakshash’. The value of this poetry, which does not claim to be, nor regarded as, is historically accurate.

The filmmakers claimed that the film is well researched, factual and true to history. Maker of this film also goes on record to claim that he has kept in mind the cultural sensitivities. But then it’s an artistic and historic fraud to portray a ‘queen’ attired inaccurately. The film that purports to pay obeisance to her.