The Hush Post: The release of controversial Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati has been voluntarily postponed. This was stated by the spokesperson of the film’s producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Starring Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini, the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali had been courting controversy regarding allegations of distortion of the Rajput history. This, even as director Bhansali had categorically denied the claims that there was any distortion. The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1. A new release date will be announced soon once the required clearance is obtained.
With Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is considered to be an expert in making films based on history, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a masterpiece of a film which captures the Rajput bravery, dignity and tradition. The spokesperson said that the film will be a treat to watch to even those who are opposing it. “We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification.”
The decision to stall the release comes a day after the Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje had asked the I&B minister Smriti Irani to defer the film’s release till necessary changes are made. Reacting to the development, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said, “The screening has been deferred by a few days.”