Padmavati row: Shatrughan Sinha slams Sanjay Leela Bhansali

REVEALED! Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama 'Padmavati' may be released soon

REVEALED! Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama 'Padmavati' may be released soon

Both Joshi and Bhansali had appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on information and technology and the Petitions Committee of the Lok Sabha after MPs raised the issue of the film hurting sentiments of the Rajput community and demanded a ban on its release.

The actor also feels it's not fair to judge a film without watching it.

Speaking at an event organised by Karni Sena, which has been protesting against the film "Padmavati", Shatrughan Sinha lambasted Sanjay Leela Bhansali for organising a special screening for media before getting the film certified from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Ironically, last month, Sinha had questioned the silence of three big stars - Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan - on the matter.

Padmavati producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures had released a video of Bhansali wherein the filmmaker reminded the agitators that there was no dream sequence involving Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) and Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) in his film. However, without obtaining the censor board certificate, the makers held a private screening for a few TV journalists.

As per latest reports, the makers of the film are planning to announce the release date soon after the Gujarat elections.