Mumbai: Among the protesters about the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati, ‘Indian Film and Director’s Association’ (IFTDA) film and television industry together with 20 other bodies to support the film and “personal creativity And is planning a 15-minute ‘blackout’ to protect the expression of freedom.
Confirming the plan, Ashok Pandit of IFTDA told IANS: “We will continue to give support to ‘Padmavati’ and SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) because it is the basic right of a creative person to tell the story in their own way.”
He said, “Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker and making a film related to history is not an easy task but a big responsibility. To show his unity and support with the film, we will be gathering for a 15-minute blackout on Sunday, when all in Mumbai The lights of shooting units will be extinguished and no shooting will happen. “
Pandit said that they all strongly protest against non-institutional organizations threatening the protesters and the producers and the artists.
Earlier this month IFTDA came forward in support of ‘Padmavati’ with some other film organizations.
The debate started with the notion that there are some intimate scenes between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji in the film, which can hurt the feelings of the Rajput community.
The members of the film and television industry will join the blackout protest called ‘I Azad Hoon’ on November 26. It will be held from 3.30 pm on the main entrance to the film city.