Padmaavat: Karni Sena members held while protesting outside CBFC office


The film, which had been given conditional clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) last week, has got the censor certificate and makers have made a decision to release it on January 25, the sources said.

The producers also said they appreciate the "balanced approach" adopted by the censor board to address the situation.

The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title.

A daily reported that to suit the demands of the CBFC, "one of Bollywood's leading directors was sitting in the editing suite at Rajkamal Studio at Parel, turning the specific locations of his magnum opus into la la land".

"The makers have submitted the final film with agreed five modifications. We will not let her dignity be maligned", she said in a statement.

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The controversies around the film Padmaavat seems to have no stopping. We firmly deny all speculation on extensive cuts to the film and want to reiterate that only the above changes and disclaimers per guidance of the CBFC have been made. It has also suggested relevant modifications in the song Ghoomar to befit the character portrayed.

- Modifications to the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places. As the protests spread through different states, the release date of the film was postponed.The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice.

It is co-produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. "We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed", Viacom18's company spokesperson added.

The protesters told media that changing the name of the film from "Padmavati" to "Padmavat" was not enough to warrant its release.

While Padmaavat release has been banned in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Goa on Monday clarified that the movie could be released there.