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Tag Archives: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Karni Sena welcomes censor board chief’s decision to skip JLF

  Jaipur: The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Saturday welcomed censor board chief Prasoon Joshi’s decision not to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, saying that possibly the CBFC chief was “repenting for his mistake at how he had hurt the sentiments of Rajputs” over the film “Padmaavat”. Vijendra Singh, spokesperson of the organisation, said: “This comes…

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Relatable quality makes a web series work: R. Madhavan

  Mumbai: R. Madhavan is back, this time in a web series entitled “Breathe” for Amazon, and the actor, who completes 22 years of film acting in 2018, says that relatable qualities makes such platforms work. Excerpts from an interview: Q. First of all, why a web series now? A. Because this is where I saw…

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Gulf between promise and reality: Karni Sena is only one of the saffron Frankensteins 

  Even as Narendra Modi was waxing eloquent on India as a “humanising and harmonising force” in Davos, none of these laudable attributes was on display in the country as rabid outfits with ideological links with the Prime Minister’s party were vandalising cinema halls and malls and attacking a school bus with children crying inside.…

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Prasoon Joshi bows to Karni Sena, to skip JLF

  Jaipur: Central Board of Film Certification Chairperson Prasoon Joshi “will not be attending” the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, where he was scheduled to address a session on Sunday. The development comes in the wake of repeated threats to Joshi by the Sri Rajput Karni Sena, which, in gross defiance of the law, has gone on…

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Congress questions Irani’s silence on ‘Padmaavat’ row

  New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday described attempts to block the screening of “Padmaavat” as “reprehensible” and questioned the silence of Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on this. “Vandalism to stop release of ‘Padmaavat’ is despicable, reprehensible and utterly nauseating,” tweeted Congress leader Manish Tewari. The former Information and Broadcasting Minister also questioned why…

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Mobs go on rampage against ‘Padmaavat’ in Ahmedabad

  Ahmedabad: Scores of persons protesting against the impending release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ went on rampage here on Tuesday evening, burning vehicles and pelting stones even as cinema halls announced they would not screen it despite Supreme Court orders. Police said around 200 protesters went around multiplexes on the upmarket SG Highway in Ahmedabad…

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Co-producer hails Akshay’s decision to defer ‘Pad Man’ release

  Mumbai: Prernaa Arora, the co-producer of Bollywood movie “Pad Man”, has hailed Akshay Kumar’s decision to defer the film’s release. On Friday evening, Akshay Kumar, together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, announced the postponement of “Pad Man”, so that Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” can get a solo release. “Akshay’s entire team is with him on this decision,” his…

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