Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij too jumped into the controversy on Tuesday and said, "I am astonished that in a democracy we need court's permission to express ourselves".
The Deepika Padukone-Shahid Kapoor-Ranveer Singh film was was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.
Petitioner M.L. Sharma, an advocate, had sought criminal prosecution of the movie's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and producer Mukesh Ambani, and a stay on the film's release overseas, which he claimed the makers were planning. A formal decision on the second application is still pending with the board.
Bhansali has also been questioned on why he screened the movie for the media before getting the CBFC clearance.
Various Rajput groups and political leaders have accused Bhansali of distorting history in the movie by using a romantic dream sequence between the Rajput queen Padmini and Sultan Alauddin Khilji, a claim repeatedly denied by the filmmaker. Their clock has been stopped now, and they are just waiting and waiting.
On the other hand, the supreme court had also taken a strong exception to the statement which has been made by the person holding the high offices which is against the movie.
"On November 20, the court, while rejecting Sharma's plea for the blocking the release of "Padmavati" within the country, had said: "'Padmavati' has not yet received certification from CBFC. "He also has to tell us why the film was not shown to the people who actually had objections to it".
"It is true that there is a meeting between the CBFC and Bhansali regarding "Padmavati" called by a parliamentary panel today", PTI quoted a source in the censor board as saying.
The judges reiterated that it is the prerogative of the national censor board to review the film and make a decision on whether it is suitable for screening.
The court's remarks adopt implication with the chief ministers of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh banning the film.