In a Twitter post, he also said "many communities" had earlier opposed his films, without naming anybody.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is the first major hurdle that Joshi faces as the head of the Central Board of Film Certification.
In the plea filed on Friday, Manohar Lal Sharma also sought prosecution of the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Zareen said she did not walk away from the film, as she did not believe in such drastic measures.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) also asked him to apprise commission of appropriate action taken at the earliest.
Sheeran, who is India as part of the Asian leg of his "Divide" tour, performed in Mumbai on Sunday night.
The film is based on Rajput queen Padmavati and was scheduled to release on December 1.
Calling it 'cultural annihilation, the actress urged film industry to boycott the International Film Festival of India.
"Smriti Irani is preparing IFFI dats possible only bcoz the Indian Film Industry brings such acclaim to it but keeps quiet about Padmavati!"
The period drama has been facing protests from various groups, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
Parvathy Thiruvoth, a national-award winning actor from Kerala, speaks to Outlook about her first Hindi film with Irrfan and everything about cinema and the industry.
The Congress leader's comments come at a time when Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie 'Padmavati' has been in the eye of a storm as the Shri Rajput Karni Sena
The Karni Sena members vandalised booking counters, glass windows and gates, and office furniture of the theatre, Anand Yadav, circle in charge of Gumanpura police station, said.
Asrani said his conscience doesn't allow him to participate in the film festival, being held in Goa from November 20-28.
Asked if he has resigned as jury head in the wake of the controversy, Ghosh told PTI, "Yes, but I can’t say anything more than that right now."
The period drama has been facing protests from various Hindu groups for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of Kirana gharana. The ustad had his Deccan trysts that familiarised him with southern music. A sample of Carnatic renditions by three khayal masters: