Amidst increasing protests against the controversial Film Padmavati, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to Union Minister Smriti Irani requesting a bar on the films release till “necessary” changes are made in the movie.
In the letter to the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Raje wrote, “The reason behind the request is to ensure that the sentiments of any community are not hurt”.
The letter comes after representatives of a social group from Mewar met the Chief Minister in Jaipur. Raje also requested Irani that a commiteee be constituted with representation to famous historians , film personalities and people from the Victim community.
The chief minister mentioned in the letter that before the censor board clears the film it should take into consideration all the probable outcomes .
Raje said, “Film directors have the right to direct movies based on their own understanding of a subject but in a case where the sentiments of citizens are hurt, then even film directors should consider the situation.”
The letter from Raje comes a day after the Rajput community stopped the entry of visitors to Chittorgarh Fort which houses the famous Padmini Palace. The Shri Rajput Karni Sena has already called a nationwide bandh on December 1, the scheduled date of release of the movie.