Prasoon Joshi, the head of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is one of the regular visitors to Jaipur literature festival that held every year in January. But, this year, due to protest on release Padamavat, he is threatened by Rajput community. For his security, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that government will provide all protection to Prasoon Joshi during his JLF visit. He also added that it’s state government duty to maintain the law and order in Rajasthan.
What Rajput Karni Samaj said about Joshi’s visit to JLF
Rajput Community threatened if CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi enters Rajasthan then he will be welcomed with “shoes and chappals”.
Prasoon Joshi’s session is scheduled on January 28. He will be addressing the ‘Main Aur Woh: Conversations With Myself’ address at Jaipur Literature Festival.
Supreme Court’s verdict
In the on-going strife about the release of Padmavat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana, Supreme Court issued the order to release Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s in all the four states. Further, the court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order as the permission to release the film has been granted by the CBFC.
Who is Prasoon Joshi?
Prasoon Joshi, Indian lyricist, screenwriter, poet and now head of Central Board of Film Certification. He is known for his mesmerizing and powerful writing skills. He has won many awards including Filmfare Best Lyricist Award and the National Film Award. He has also been awarded with Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2015, for his contributions towards the field of Arts, Literature and Advertising.