Top Court Rejects Plea of Deletion of Scenes from Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the social activist Swami Agnivesh plea for deletion of Jauhar scenes from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus drama Padmaavat. The Swami had argued that the scenes in the movie promoted the practice of Sati, wherein a woman burnt herself alive after the death of her husband. The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra also dismissed a plea regarding an FIR against the producer and director of the movie for glorifying jauhar stating, "Once the Central Board of Film Certification clears the movie, deletion of scenes cannot be ordered."