CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi is unhappy with the producers of film Padmavati for screening the film without their consent. The reaction came after the makers of the film held a special screening of the movie in Mumbai for top journalists of India.
After watching the film, many have tweeted about the movie which has irked the ministry. Earlier the CBFC sent back the film to makers for leaving blank a crucial column in its application that requires them to state whether the work is based on fiction or draws from history.
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi also criticised the filmmakers’ decision. “It is disappointing that ‘Padmavati’ is being screened for media and getting reviewed on national channels without CBFC having seen or certified the film. It’s myopic to treat certification process haphazardly to suit convenience. On one hand, holding CBFC responsible and pressuring it to accelerate the process, and, on other, hand attempt to subvert the very process, sets an opportunistic precedent.”