The movie gets delayed, people panic and avoid from going to theatres.
"I am not sure if there is any benefit (out of this) but it definitely leads to loss". The two also appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology, where the controversy surrounding the film was also discussed.
Echoing Mr Patekar, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor spoke to news agency IANS and said, "I feel that (the release of) films in this democracy should not be curbed". Theatre owners are also scared because they don't want violence and stone-pelting outside their theatres.
Joshi said he has set up a board of historians to look into the film.
The actor was in conversation with senior journalist Shekhar Gupta at the HT Leadership Summit here.
As six states, including Rajasthan, have already announced that they will not release the film, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to people holding official positions making "prejudicial comments" about the movie, saying these breached the principle of rule of law.
Barring the cameo in Saawariya, Salman and Bhansali have previously worked together in Khamoshi- The Musical and Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam.
When Gupta asked Salman if the director had a track record of hurting sentiments, the actor, never the one to give a straight answer to a question, quipped that Bhansali had offended him. The parliamentary panel headed by BJP Lok Sabha member Anurag Thakur told to PTI, "The panel has asked Bhansali and Joshi to appear before it and present their views on the movie". Joshi told the panel that the film had not yet been approved and the board only cleared the trailer and promos of the period film.
As the movie "Padmavati" is already in the headlines and has become a serious issue with so much happening around the film, the bhaijaan of the Bollywood industry superstar finds it hard to decide what is wrong and what is right? "We will respect the decision that CBFC takes as it is a government body".
We revealed to you how Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi had made their way to Delhi yesterday (November 30).