Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
Bollywood megastar Salman Khan is the latest to come out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, saying that the director will never show anyone in a bad light.
The actor has said that the final decision should be taken by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
"I want to say that you have the Censor Board, they will take a decision. Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) makes very beautiful and excellent films," Salman said during an interview with CNN-News18.
Salman, who has worked with Bhansali in Khamoshi, Hum Dil Chuke Sanam and Saawariya, feels that a decision should not be reached without watching the movie first.
"Heroines look very nice and beautiful. His films never have any vulgarity. Looking at his previous track record, one should know that he will never portray any character in bad light," he added.
The Indian Films and TV Directors Association (IFTDA) along with four other bodies, on Monday, lent support to Bhansali with the #WeSupportPadmavati campaign and sought protection of freedom of expression of artists.
Bhansali's magnum opus which is due to release on December 1, is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties have objected to the film’s content.
The groups have claimed that the film distorts history and portrays Rajput queen Padmavati in a questionable light.
Bhansali has persistently refuted the rumours about an alleged dream sequence between Padmavati and Khilji. The director even released a video saying that the film honours the valour of Rajputs and the queen.