Though the decision of the British censors may appear like a moment of triumph for the beleaguered cast and crew of the film which has been facing abuse, threats of violence and even death in India, the approval for screening has also left the filmmakers of Padmavati in a piquant situation.
Padmavati to keep its original release date for United Kingdom audience.
Lawyer Sharma had placed this petition before the bench for an immediate hearing.
The British Board of Film Classification has passed the film to be released on December 1, but according to the sources, the movie will not be released anywhere. Given the sheer volume of films that Bollywood is churning out every month, there is a paucity of release dates. The court will hear the case on Tuesday. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali "s film 'Padmavati" is not taking the name of the shortage of problems.
There seems no likelihood of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's beleaguered epic Padmavati being released at all in December.
On the other hand, Britain censor board has given certification to the film but Bhansali has not allowed the distributors to release the film there before Indian time. A complainant Bhawani Shankar Sharma said that the court of additional Cheif Metropolitan Magistrate while accepting the complaint has clearly said that they will record the statement on November 27 under the section 200of Cr.P.C. The movie features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, Shahid Kapoor as MaharajaRawal Ratan Singh, Jim Sarbh, and Aditi Rao Hydari.