QuickE: CBFC Sends Back ‘Padmavati’ Application; Sheeran in Mumbai
Shashi Tharoor backtracks on ‘Padmavati’ statement; Salman-Katrina turn up the heat in ‘Swag Se Swagat’.
1. CBFC Sends Back ‘Padmavati’ Application Saying it’s Incomplete
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has sent Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati back to the makers as the application for the certification was "incomplete".
According to the CBFC, the movie, which has triggered protests by several Rajput groups, will be reviewed as per the set norms once it is sent back to the board after sorting out the issue.
The film was submitted for certification last week. We examined the documents, as we normally do. It was conveyed to the makers that their application was incomplete. They had to rectify and send it back, we will view it when it comes back to us. When they (makers) rectify the deficiency we will again scrutinise it once more and when the turn comes we will examine it (film for certification).a CBFC source to PTI
The source, however, refused to divulge details of the "deficiency in the application" on account of which it was returned to the makers for rectification.
When asked about the date for screening of the film, the source said, "When it comes back to us we will put it in queue and see when the turn comes, there will be no exception (in case of Padmavati)."
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, confirmed the development.
"That's true. But film is with the CBFC, it is merely a minor technical issue. Nothing stops them from seeing the film if they want," he told PTI.
Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is set for 1 December release.
2. Ed Sheeran Arrives In Mumbai: Party at Ambani Mansion Awaits
Shape of You singer Ed Sheeran has arrived in Mumbai for his concert at JioGarden on Sunday, 19 November. The gig is expected to accommodate 10,000 fans with Sheeran performing with his guitar and little else in terms of grand stage effects.
Sheeran’s arrival in Mumbai was also very hush hush with paparazzi almost missing the ginger-haired musician when he landed on Friday.
3. In Photos: Deepika Promotes ‘Padmavati’ on Shilpa’s Show
Deepika Padukone arrived on a TV show hosted by Shilpa Shetty to promote her upcoming film, Padmavati. The actor, who nails the perfect candid look in every single frame, also danced with the kids on the show.
4. Shashi Tharoor Amends His Statement: “Respects” Rajput Sentiment
Amid a row over the film Padmavati, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor had claimed that the "so-called valorous maharajas" had scurried to accommodate themselves when the British "trampled" over their honour and were now after a filmmaker claiming their prestige was at stake.
5. Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman-Katrina Turn up the Heat in Swag Se Swagat
Salman Khan is coming back with the sequel of Tiger Zinda Hai this December and his chemistry with Katrina Kaif in the film is creating quite the buzz. The two are in full superstar is on full action mode, doing everything from firing heavy artillery, chugging along in the desert to braving the ice with axe in hand.
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