Mahendra Singh Mewar, head of former royal family of Mewar, has written a letter to the Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, hitting out at Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Prasoon Joshi for giving approval to the movie Padmavati.

The letter, which questions CBFC’s intentions and role, says, “One set of panelists was invitedand then the film was clandestinely shown to another set.”

It further states, “The impression being given is that the panelists who have seen the film are in agreement with the movie being released with the above stated modifications. It is, however, reliably learnt that none of the panelists is in agreement with the film, two of them going on record stating the same.”

The CBFC decided to clear the release of the movie after asking the director to make some changes, including changing the name of the movie from Padmavati to Padmavat.

Earlier, Mahendra Singh Mewar’s son Vishvaraj Singh too had written a stinging letter to Prasoon Joshi, CBFC chairperson, mentioning, “Cosmetic changes like the proposed change in name will not change the fact that that the movie refers to real places, my ancestors and other persons in history with their names continuing to remain the same.”