Recently, The Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) held a press conference to support the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his upcoming Indian period drama movie ‘Padmavati‘. The President of the India Motion Pictures, Ashoke Pandit says while addressing the media that the whole fraternity is very much hurt by these incidents and they do not deserve this kind of treatment.
Moreover, he said that the main motive to hold this press conference is because they are really hurt. They have been abused, they have been accused and there are many who treated like they are the hoodlums. He says that they are the makers of the movie they are the creative people and they just don’t deserve this kind of behavior from anyone. He says that every now and then they see that their directors are getting heckled and the movies are not allowed to get released.
He says that the whole organization is present here today because he feels that now the time has come that they should stand together and speak together and this not something they are here for. He says that they do not deserve this kind of treatment. There are people who said bad words to the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he says that those words are not only for him but to all those people who are in the creative fraternity.
On this, Sudhir Mishra, the director of the critically acclaimed movies like ‘Traffic Signal’ said that he just does not understands that why these extra-constitutional bodies are treating Sanjay Leela Bhansali like a hoodlum. However, he feels that the whole matter has been absurd because nobody has seen the movie. The director and a producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a well-established person and he has said that he has not done anything for what you are accusing him of. After this also he does not understand that why these extra-constitutional bodies are treating the director in such a way.
Moreover, he said that he has been treated like someone who has no sense of responsibility and he has been treated like someone whom you can slap around. He said that the makers of the movies do have constitutional bodies like Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and they are the one who will be going to see whether the movie will pass the judgment of whether to pass it or not.
Sudhir Mishra even explained that Bhansali will even submit the movie to the Central Board of Film Certification, and they are the one who will pass the judgment and they have seen Prasoon Joshi, he is responsible and he knows how to do work. Moreover, he says that people are attacking their freedom. He feels that the history is ours you can disagree with him or you can even write against him but the let the movie release. One can do that they can stand 500 meters away from the theaters along with the banners and they start a campaign against the movie, but he feels that you can not stop the movie from being released.
All the people who are there in the press conference made an announcement that on November 16 the film industry will get together to support the director of the movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali outside the gate of the Film City and this will happen between 4 to 4:15 and during that there will be no shooting held there.
The movie ‘Padmavati’ has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and jointly produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The movie features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh as Allauddin Khilji, Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh, Jim Sarbh, and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The movie ‘Padmavati’ is all set to release on December 1, 2017.