Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati now Padmaavat finally has a release date. After a lot of hue and cry, death threats and oodles of drama, the film has finally been cleared with U/A certificate and some modifications along with the title change. The Deepika Padukone starrer film is all slated to release on 25th January.
Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi has announced that the film, based on 16th century poem on Rani Padmini, would be given a U/A certificate along with 5 modifications on 30th December.
However, on Tuesday, the rumours on social media were abuzz that the much awaited film will release with 300 cuts. 300? Like seriously! Twitterati of course couldn’t take it and blasted on CBFC for its decision. But looks like, Prasoon Joshi received all the flak for the deed he never did.
After being immensely criticized, Prasoon Joshi has come out and dismissed the reports. “The makers have submitted the final film with agreed five modifications. These modifications have tried to incorporate observations and suggestions given by the advisory panel and also in keeping with the sentiments of society. This has already been communicated by CBFC and a UA certificate has been given to the film,” he said in a statement.
As per CBFC’s suggestions, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has officially changed the title from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’. The spelling has also been changed on the film’s official social media pages. But the tension still hovers for the makers as the Mewar royal family is upset with CBFC’s recommendations. Arvind Singh Mewar, who was also the part of the review panel, expressed his discontent for allowing the film to release. He said that it was not about how many cuts are put but more about where the film is historically correct or not. The dissatisfied family has also reached I&B minister Smriti Irani and warned that there could be unrest in Rajasthan if the film is released.
Let us also tell you that ‘Padmaavat’ is banned in Rajasthan. Well, a statement from producers is awaited though!
We think the filmmakers and cast have already had their unfair share of lot of trouble and trauma because of the protests, violence and all the controversies that halted the release. What do you think on this issue? Let us know in the comments section below.