‘Padmavat’ (Padmavati) To Hit Screens On January 25


Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, which is happened to be one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, is set to release on January 25, the same day as the Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Padman’.

Meanwhile, the makers of ‘Padman’ have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change, hence the country may witness a potential box-office clash between ‘Padman’ and Deepika Padukone-starrer.

The producers of the film, however, said they have no clue about ‘Padmavati’ release or the possible box-office clash between the two films.

“I am clueless what is happening… with clash. I have no idea about it. Even we have heard about it. All we know is ‘Padman’ is releasing on January 25. Akshay announced it officially.

“‘Padmavati’ is a very important film. It’s a beautiful film and it should release soon. I am also looking forward to see it. It depends on Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions to decide on the date,” Prerna Arora, one of the producers of ‘Padman’, told PTI.

Asked if the makers will push the release date of ‘Padman’ to avoid any potential box-office clash with the big -budget period drama, Prerna said, “We are coming on January 25.”

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions remained unavailable for comment regarding the speculation over the release date of ‘Padmavati’. The film, which was earlier scheduled to hit cinema houses on December 1, features Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead.

Recently, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to give the film a U/A certification along with some modifications and suggested change of the film’s title to ‘Padmavat’.