The IFTDA has given its full support to “Padmavati” since the beginning of its production. This movie has become the centre of attraction with so much of controversies surrounding it. Now, that the UK has given green signal to the movie, the Karni Sena has threatened to burn the theatres in UK aswell.
In the midst of dissents against Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s forthcoming movie `Padmavati`, the Indian Films and TV Directors` Association (IFTDA), alongside 20 different assemblages of the movie and broadcast business, is arranging a 15-minute power outage in help of the movie and "to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals".
Ashok Pandit, a filmmaker and social activist, confirmed: "We will keep showing our support for `Padmavati` and SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) because it is the basic right of a creative person to tell a story in his own way.
"Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker, and making a film on history is not something easy for him but a big responsibility. To express our solidarity (with the film), we are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout where all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place."
Pandit said: "We strongly protest against the non-institutional bodies who every now and then protest against movies and threaten actors and makers of films. We will keep condemning their actions in a democratic manner. We have faith in our Prime Minister...for justice to `Padmavati`".
The discussion began with the presumption that there are some close scenes between Rajput ruler Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, which could hurt the slants of the Rajput people group.
From there on, the Rajput Karni Sena began a dissent and debilitated the creators of the film to stop its discharge.
"We are living in a democracy and I have faith in the government and its judiciary. These protesters have not watched the film, and Sanjay has already made it very clear by releasing a video that it is a tribute to Padmavati and no obscene scenes are there," Pandit said.
The blackout will take place on 26th Nivember at the Film City main entrance and it is titled as “ Main Azaad Hoon”. It will start by 3:30 p.m.