‘Padmavati’ Is No ‘Padmavati’ Now, Name Changed For Release


New Delhi: Central Board of Film Certification has decided to pass the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most controversial historical drama ‘Padmavati’ with U/A certificate and some suggested modification which include changing the title of the film to ‘Padmavat’.

Some of the key modification pertinently 26 cuts in the whole film and also suggested relevant modifications in the song ‘Ghoomar’ to befit the character portrayed.

It was in the center of controversy since its inception time. Initial release date of the film was December 1,2017 but delayed as it couldn’t gain the clearance from CBFC. Though it had an examiningcommittee meeting on December 28. The authority decided to give U/Acertificate till the maker incorporate the change and modification suggested.

The meeting was with regular examining committee members on Thursday along with the CBFC officials and a special advisory panel -in the presence of the Chairman Prasoon Joshi.CBFC said that they had approached the film with a ‘balanced view’ keeping in mind both the filmmakers and the protesting Rajput society.

“Considering the complexities and concerns around the film, the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision of the official committee,” said the film certification body.

Rajput groups have been claiming that Bhansali has misrepresented historical facts to suit his film’s narrative. Several Rajput organizations claimed that the film ‘Padmavati’ has a dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and AlauddinKhilji.

The filmmaker and other members of the production team clarified that the film doesn’t contain any objectionable content and upholds the pride and glory of the Rajput community. However, the protestors kept voicing their opposition and even issued death threats to Bhansali.