The Bollywood industry often faces controversy with movies that push the boundaries of conventional storytelling and subject matter. The complicated political climate, and cultural values provide unfair justifications for the censoring of many films that have dared to highlight topics that are deemed 'inappropriate', for a variety of reasons.
Most recently, Sanjay Leela Bansali's epic historical drama 'Padmavati' has been denied release, due to its portrayal of a prominent figure in India's history. To learn more about the film, and the history that it's based on, listen to this episode of the Split Screen Podcast. As of this writing, the film has no release date, and audiences are left unsure of when the film will release.
However, this is not the first time that a Bollywood or Indian movie has faced such opposition and obstacles on their way to completion or release.