Ever since Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati has been announced, the film has been faced with a lot of trouble. As the film neared its release, Rajput Karni Sena group launched a series of protests and threats, causing the makers to postpone the release of the film for political reasons.
But finally, it seems like Padmavati is set to release after all, albeit with a new title. Leading agency ANI tweeted, “Central Board of Film Certification had examining committee meeting on 28 Dec to review #Padmavati & decided to give it UA certificate along with some modifications & likely change of the title to Padmavat. Certificate to be issued once required & agreed modifications are made.”
It also added, “The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers & society. Considering complexities & concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision: CBFC #Padmavati.”
Check out the tweets here:
The other key modifications suggested in the meeting include those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song Ghoomar to befit the character portrayed. “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,” a statement by CBFC said.
The statement added that the modification details and the corresponding decision was shared with the producers and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who attended the feedback session post the screening.