After a lot of controversies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat finally hit the screens and has received a stupendous response at the box office. Though the film has been accepted in India, Padmaavat is now facing issues in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board (LPF) has put the movie in its ‘not approved’ list and signed its age rating section as ‘not relevant’.
LPF chairman Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz said in a statement that the storyline of the film itself is of grave concern as “Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country“, reported by media.
“The storyline of the film touches on the sensitivities of Islam. That in itself is a matter of grave concern in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country,” Aziz said in a statement.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role of Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh portrays Alauddin Khilji.
Padmaavat is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
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