Disappointing that Padmavati is being screened for media first : Prasoon

Without commenting on the reports that the application for ‘Padmavati’ had been sent back to the makers, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi said on Saturday the film’s application had come up for review and that the makers admitted that the paper work was incomplete.

In a statement, Joshi said “the film’s application came up this week only for review. The makers know and admit that the paper work is not complete — the very disclaimer whether the film is work of fiction or a historical was left blank and not stated — and on simply and legitimately being asked to provide important documents, target the CBFC for looking the other way and delay’.”

He said the accusations were surprising. “The CFBC is a responsible body and has the best interests of the Industry and Society. Let not convenient, casual methods be brought in to the practise,” the statement said.

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