The film stoked controversy over assumptions that it has a dream sequence depicting romance between Rajput warrior queen Padmini and Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji.
When Bhansali said he was already suffering financial loss and the film was due for release in 60 countries, panel members asked if he was trying to do business on an emotional issue. Shared by a senior journalist Rahul Kanwal, the poster, with the sarcastic undertones talks about how some outfits are doing all in their might to not let the film release and how no action is being taken to stop all the open threats.
Advani, however, intervened and told the panel that a cross-examination of Bhansali was not on the agenda, The Hindu quoted a committee member as saying.
Meanwhile, Joshi told the committee that the censor board's main objection to the film was that it was shown to a few people before certification.
Bhansali faced irked members of the panel on information technology, who wanted to know why he held a special screening for select media personnel when the film is yet to be cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The Committee was also critical about the producers submitting the movie to the censor board on November 11 and announcing its release on December 1 despite being aware of its controversial subject. It's learnt that the panel chose to give the director "at least two weeks" before deciding on whether to call him again.More news: Russian Federation accuses USA of 'provoking' North Korea
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Earlier in the day, the censor board chief also appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Petitions to brief its members about the controversy.
The censor board is yet to clear the film.
BJP MP from Chittorgarh, CP Joshi asked, "We have asked for a ban on Padmavati".
Babbar, who is also an actor, is learnt to have said that the movie's making involved an investment of around Rs 200 crore, and that its release should be allowed. We have got detailed views of the government and CBFC. "The date of the next meeting has not been fixed yet but hearings will go on". "The members have also made a decision to call the producers of the movie", chairman of the panel Anurag Thakur said as quoted by India's PTI.
The statement was titled: "Anurag Thakur takes up an arbitrator role to resolve Padmavati controversy".