The Viacom spokesperson also said that an official announcement will be made very soon on the new release date of the film. The movie has been facing protests from various groups, particularly Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
"Therefore, we all came here to have a discussion but they have detained us". Targetting the Censor Board and its decision to release the film, Sukhdev said, "The CBFC which has been running ever since the time of Britishers doesn't know how to work".
"We will not stop here. The filmmaker has played with the sentiments of the Rajputs", Solanki added.More news: Murphy Capital Management Inc. Acquires 2460 Shares of Starbucks Co. (SBUX)
However, Gogamedi said: "After watching "Padmavati", Arvind Singh and KK Singh said this film will ignite protests". This became evident from the manner in which Ajay Devgn approached the Competition Commission of India against Yash Raj Films (YRF) during the release of his Son of Sardaar (2012) alleging that he lost nearly 900 single screens as YRF used its dominance to ensure that their Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) got preference. Padmaavat is a 200 crore film which is 50 more than Tiger Zinda Hai so it needs as many as audience as possible just to recover the budget and no one will travel out of their respective states to go and watch a film in cinema theater.
The panel comprised four historians from Rajasthan, who Karni Sena claims, advised the CBFC against clearing the film.
"We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that the CBFC has taken to address this situation", a company spokesperson from Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd said.More news: Ltd. Sells 3183 Shares of Mattel Inc. (MAT)
The Rajput outfit had first expressed concern after Ranveer Singh - one of the three lead actors of the movie - made a casual statement back in July 2016.
"Rani Padmini is our self-respect and we will not let it hurt in any case". Subsequently, Karni Sena activists assaulted Bhansali on the film's set in Jaipur and another set in Kolhapur was vandalised.More news: India can't just chop-and-change in every game, suggests Sourav Ganguly