Don't know about others but Sanjay Bhansali has definitely offended me: Salman

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Bhansali remained with the panel for over two hours. They can present their case before the panel.

The committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday.

Apart from Advani, the 30-member standing committee on IT, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, comprises members of both Houses, including Congress MP Raj Babbar and BJP MPs Paresh Rawal and Hema Malini among others.

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. He said, "Once the film director provides the clarifications, we will consider showing the film in Bihar", further emphasising that he doesn't want unnecessary controversy surrounding screening of the film before the current objections are resolved.

As allegations of distorting history in the film triggered protests in various states of India, the makers of the movie have deferred its release date. Can a film be released overseas before it is cleared for screening in India?

Before this the leader of a Hindu nationalist group has said that all United Kingdom cinemas screening a controversial Bollywood film should be "burnt down", according to the UK's Express.

Bhansali had earlier stated that there had not been any misrepresentation of history in his film and Rajput traditions were accorded high honour in the period film which purportedly relates to the 13th century rule of Allaudin Khiljee in Delhi and queen "Padmini" of Chittor in Rajasthan. According to TV reports, clerics from Uttar Pradesh have also slammed Bhansali, alleging that the film is an attempt to malign Alauddin Khilji. I have not distorted facts.

The Supreme Court dismissed a legal petition to delay its release overseas, saying nobody should pre-judge the censors before the film is classified.

The leader of a caste-related group also offered $769,000 to anyone who "beheaded" lead actress Deepika Padukone or director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. "But while I do not know how the characters are portrayed and I can tell Sanjay (Bhansali) only after watching the film, I strongly condemn threats of violence [issued by fringe groups] against Deepika Padukone and him", said Mr. Patekar, speaking on the sidelines of the passing out parade of the 133rd course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), where the actor was invited as a special guest.

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