Anarkali does not exist in history. Will they ban Mughal-e-Azam if released today: Rahul Rawail on P



															Panaji : Rahul Rawail the newly appointed Chairman of the Indian Panorama arrives for the screening of Pihu, the opening film of the feature film section of Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India.(PTI)

Comparing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati with the yesteryear classic, Mughal-e-Azam, which was also a variation of history, filmmaker Rahul Rawail reasoned that Padmavati did not warrant protestation.

Film director and Panaroma Jury Head of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Rahul Rawail expressed solidarity with the makers of Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-starrer .

Comparing the movie with the yesteryear classic, Mughal-e-Azam, which was also a variation of history, Rawail reasoned that Padmavati did not warrant protestation. “Anarkali is a completely fictitious character. Anarkali does not exist in history. If today Mughal-e-Azam is released, will they ban it? They will not,” Rawail said.

“Bhansali has made Padmavati with a lot of conviction and hard work. He is not going to play around with history, but as a filmmaker, he will have his own take without disturbing history,” he added.

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First Published: Nov 22, 2017 09:50 IST

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