Padmavati to release as 'Padmavat'; CBFC nods for U/A certification, based on some vital changes

A closed committee including members of royal family and historians along with CBFC have agreed on releasing the film only if some conditions are met. Is this really the relief Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted for this historical epic he has envisioned?

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming release starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor was absolutely hated by the community and followers of Rani Padmavati. Hence, the film did not release on the actual mentioned date, as the central board of film certification did not certify due to certain conditions.

Owning to the same, the CBFC asked the makers to submit the film with changes, and a new panel was set to decide the fate of the release. A meeting was held with the closed committee on December 28, 2017, chaired by head Prasoon Joshi. The film has finally got a green signal for a release with 26 cuts, but only if the following conditions are met:

  • Name of the film to be changed to Padmavat
  • Will get a U/A certification
  • Additional disclaimers will be added to the film
  • Will not glorify SatiPopular song ‘Ghoomar’ will be amended

The committee which met to discuss the certification and release included the members of royal family, historians and others from the community, who said that the film will not be allowed to release unless they are satisfied with what is shown to the audience, in order to maintain dignity for the queen they follow and respect.

Although the CBFC is all set to give a nod to the film, the question arises if the new film certification board respects creativity or plays a diplomacy game to keep the communal riots aside. The answer is clear!

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