'Padmavati' row based on rumours: Bhansali tells Parliamentary panel

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:22

New Delhi, Nov 30, In the midst of a raging controversy over his film "Padmavati", director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Thursday appeared before a Parliamentary committee here and maintained that the row over the yet-to-be released movie was just based on rumours, strongly rejecting charges that he had distorted historical facts about the 16th century Rajput queen.


'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release in UK

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:14

London, Nov 23, The British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared controversial Indian film "Padmavati" for release on December 1 but a source close to the film's makers said it won't release anywhere on that date.


Police posted outside Deepika's parents' home in Bengaluru

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:18

Bengaluru, Nov 21, Police personnel have been posted outside the residence of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's parents here following threats over her role in the Hindi film "Padmavati", the police said on Tuesday.


Don't know anything about IFFI protests, 'Padmavati' stir: Muzaffar Ali

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:00

Panaji, Nov 21, There are calls to boycott the 48th International Film Festival of India over the stir around "Padmavati" release and the exclusion of "S Durga" and "Nude" from IFFI's Indian Panorama section. But filmmaker Muzaffar Ali doesn't want to comment about it and says that he has no idea about the controversy.


Respect Deepika's freedom: Kamal Haasan

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:02

Chennai, Nov 21, Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan stands in support of "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone and says he respects the actress' freedom. He also urged "cerebral India" to wake up.


Vasundhara Raje wants 'necessary changes' made to 'Padmavati'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:34

Jaipur, Nov 18, Amidst growing protest over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre seeking "necessary changes" in the movie before its release, so that "sentiments of any community are not hurt".


Film associations back Bhansali for 'Padmavati'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:44

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) will on Monday lead an appeal to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on behalf of four other associations, to allow freedom for filmmakers in the wake of the ongoing controversy over "Padmavati".


'Padmavati' set torched in Maharashtra, costumes damaged

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:36

Kohlapur, March 15, In a fresh setback for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge outdoor set of his historic period drama "Padmavati" here was reduced to ashes after two dozen unidentified persons torched it early on Wednesday.