Amidst 'Padmaavat' uproar, Prasoon Joshi backs out of Jaipur Lit Festival'

Updated:1 year ago IST

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi has backed out of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Despite the Rajasthan police guaranteeing Joshi's security, the Censor Board Chief decided not to attend the event as he didn't wish to cause any discomfort to either the organisers or the attendees. In a statement, he said, “Will not be attending JLF this year & must say will miss sharing great moments with literature and poetry lovers. I am doing this so that the dignity of the event does not get compromised or discomfort caused either to the organisers, fellow writers or the attendees". This decision comes after The Karni Sena said that they would not allow him to enter Jaipur as he had sanctioned the release of ‘Padmaavat’.

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