Dharamshala, Noveber 30, 2017: Hindi feature film Padmavati has drawn a lot of attention, becoming one of the most talked about film ever since it’s shoot started. The movie has become a matter of grave concern for all people related and rather unrelated too given to the prevailing tensed atmosphere, across the country. Taking a stand to bring an end to the controversy, Member of Parliament from Himachal Mr Anurag Thakur led Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT has invited Secretary of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, along with Director of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to present their views on controversy surrounding the movie.
Commenting on the issue through a press release here , Anurag Thakur said, “There are few questions that I would like to raise in view of Padmavati controversy and have them addressed at the forefront. How and why did this divide & controversy erupt, why is a huge amount of money of taxpayers being utilized towards providing security in wake of this issue, why was the movie showcased to a select media, even before screening it to CBFC. A movie is meant for entertainment, not for creating a tensed atmosphere across the country. This meeting has been called upon to discuss all these issues at length, bring all the relevant stakeholders at a common platform to eventually reach a consensus.”
Adding further he said, “Media too plays an important role in creating a perception amongst audience and I would hereby appeal to all to ensure that a holistic version is kept forth the public. I am referring to the case wherein the threats posed against the lead actor and director of Padmavati were showcased by the media, however, the cases registered against the people who issued inflammatory statements by the respective State Governments was not played by the media. This at times leads to forming a negative mindset amongst audience.”