Yogi Adityanath hits out at Sanjay Leela Bhansali over Padmavati row

Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 19:06 IST | Agencies

'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is no less guilty than those issuing threats to actors involved in the film, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said yesterday

'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is no less guilty than those issuing threats to actors involved in the film, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said yesterday, accusing the film-maker of being "habitual of playing with public sentiments". The chief minister asserted that if there is any action, "it will be against both the sides" as he attacked Bhansali, further fuelling the ongoing row over the screening of the movie. "No one has the right to take the law into own hands whether it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anyone else," Adityanath said yesterday.

Members of the Rajput community protest against ‘Padmavati’ in Hyderabad. Pic/AFP
Members of the Rajput community protest against ‘Padmavati’ in Hyderabad. Pic/AFP

"I feel that if those threatening (the actors of the film) are guilty, Bhansali is no less guilty," he told reporters here, adding if there is any action, "it will be against both the sides".

I&B ministry says
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be allowed to do its job. "CBFC kisi kaam ke liye bani hui hai. Usse apna kaam karne dijiye (CBFC has been tasked with certain works. Let it do its job," Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore told reporters. 

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