Parl panel calls Bhansali over ‘Padmavati’ controversy

RSTV Bureau

The parliamentary committee on IT has invited “Padmavati” director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to hear his views on the controversy over the film, panel chairman Anurag Thakur said.

BJP MP Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday

BJP MP Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday

The panel has also called officials of the Information and Broadcasting ministry and Censor Board to discuss the film, which has been embroiled in a controversy over allegations that it distorts history.

“The panel has invited Bhansali to know his views on the controversy,” Thakur told PTI.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

However, top officials said Bhansali is “shying away” from making an appearance and is yet to confirm