CBFC Clears 'Padmavati'. Title To Be Changed to 'Padmavat'

Ria Das
Dec 30, 2017 11:24 IST

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been embroiled in controversies ever since its inception. As per reports, the Central Board of Film Certification(CBFC) had tabled an examining committee meeting on December 28 and the film has finally been given a UA certification. One of the modifications CBFC has asked for is to change the film’s title to Padmavat along with some cuts. The makers are yet to announce the date of release.

Other key modifications are those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also some relevant changes in the song Ghoomar.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie had the initial release date of December 1, 2017, but it failed to get a clearance from CBFC.

To recall the stages of problems associated with film,

  • Meerut resident belonging to the Kshatriya community had declared a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the heads of the film director and actor Deepika Padukone. This had led to a massive increase in security.
  • On the other hand, the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan on Nov 17 had shut its door in protest against the filmmaker for the controversial movie.

A Karni Sena leader threatened Deepika Padukone, who plays the lead in the movie, with abusive language. In a recent interview to IANS, Deepika said: “The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film.”

  • Prior to that the Rajput Karni Sena had vandalised the sets in Jaipur earlier this year.
  • Controversy dogged this grand period drama since the beginning, and Bhansali was brutally assaulted. The threat comes in face of the popular perception that the film may show romantic scenes between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji.

However, now, that the highly anticipated film received nods from CBFC, can’t wait for this one!

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