CBFC member feels `Padmavati` controversy is `unnecessary`

ANI | Updated: Nov 18, 2017 17:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 18 (ANI): Terming the whole controversy surrounding 'Padmavati' as 'unnecessary,' Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member Kailash Masoom has said Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus should not be opposed before watching it.

While talking to ANI, Masoom said, "I think the controversy is unnecessary. How can it be said that the history has been distorted when no one has watched it yet?"

"I didn't find anything controversial with the film's trailers or promos. The movie must first be watched before opposing it," he added.

The Censor Board is yet to certify Bhansali's film that was embroiled in several controversies after speculation that there was a dream sequence showing Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji.

The film, which features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, is scheduled for release on December 1. (ANI)