After facing flak from the Rajput outfit, Karni Sena consistently dominating headlines for over a year, the movie Padmaavat finally released globally and is being well received by the people from all walks of life.
Sadly, the movie gets into trouble in no time as a new problem has cropped up for the makers following the censor board of Malaysia banning its screening in the Muslim-dominated nation. They are of the view that the plot has touched the "Insensitivities of Islam' and might offend the Muslim community hugely.
But isn't Alauddin Khilji, a part of the history books that we have grown up reading? Forget history, one should remember the fact that films are generally and strictly made for commercial consumption of the audience and should be looked upon that way only, right? The director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has exercised his right to artistic freedom which he is entitled to, by glorifying his version of the imagination on the silver screens. Banning the movie is never a solution. Instead, the Malaysian censor board should have made more sense by leaving it to the Muslim audience to decide. Can we please draw the curtains between reel and real?