RELIEF FOR BHANSALI AS SC DISMISSES PLEA SEEKING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF PADMAVATI PRODUCERS & DIRECTOR

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The Hush Post: Finally, some relief for Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking criminal prosecution of producers and director of ‘Padmavati’ and slammed the petitioner for filing a ‘frivolous petition.’ The apex court said that people in responsible positions should refrain from comments on controversial films like Padmavati till it is cleared by the Central Board of Film Certificate. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanvilkar and DY Chandrachud said that the comments by people holding responsible posts are unwarranted and would create disenchantment, and is against basic tenets of law. Bhansali has assured the Supreme Court that he will not release ‘Padmavati’ in other countries till the film is certified by CBFC. He denied the allegations that the film will be released abroad on December 1.

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