15-Minute Blackout By Film Industry To Support Deepika-Shahid-Ranveer's Padmavati

Amidst the controversies surrounding Padmavati, the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film...

The makers of Padmavati have no respite since the film has gone on floors. Controversies refuse to die.  However, the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry have come ahead to render their support to the magnum opus.

a still from a ek dil ek jaan

A Still from Ek Dil Ek Jaan

The film industry is planning a 15-minute long blackout to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals. The blackout will take place on Sunday (Nov 26).

The movement is helmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit who told a section of media, "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."

 ashoke pandit

Ashoke Pandit Renders His Support To Padmavati

"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',” he further added.

Meanwhile, even the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has rendered support to the film. On Day 1 of the India Today Conclave East 2017, held in Kolkata, she had said, “If they cannot release it in any other state, we will give special arrangement for Padmavati. Bengal will be very happy and Bengal will be proud to do that."

Yesterday, SpotboyE.com told you that the on-going Padmavati controversy took a deadly turn after a Jaipur youth was found hanging in the Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur. A note was found scribbled on a boulder adjacent to the youth’s body, which said, “We just don’t burn effigies, but we hang.”

It's a rather sad state of affairs where the magnum opus is getting so much support from the Industry but is unable to reach to the audience.

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