Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking removal of objectionable scenes from filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’.
A three judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said this after it was informed that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to clear the film.
“Our interference in this writ petition will tantamount to pre-judging, which we are not inclined to do,” the court said.
“Needless to say that the pleadings are premature,” the bench said.
The court also said that the CBFC is a statutory body and the court could not injunct it from doing its duty of certifying the film.
Previously, the Supreme Court had turned down the plea challenging the release of the ‘Padmavati’.
Advocate ML Sharma had filed the petition, alleging that songs of ‘Padmavati’ have already been released without receiving a certificate from CBFC. He also sought institution of a criminal case against Bhansali for portraying queen Padmavati as a “dancer” in the film.
After the continuous protests, threats and violence, the makers of ‘Padmavati’ have postponed the release date of the flick which was scheduled to hit the big screens on December 1.