Deepika Padukone-starrer 'Padmavat' (Padmavati) not to release in January, likely to be banned in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

08 January 2018, 11:27 AM
Deepika Padukone-starrer 'Padmavat' not to hit screens in January? (Source: PTI)
Deepika Padukone-starrer 'Padmavat' not to hit screens in January? (Source: PTI)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming period drama 'Padmavati', which has been into the limelight since its inception, is given U/A certificate after several modifications, suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification.

While speculations have been rife about the Deepika Padukone-starrer releasing worldwide on January 25, sources closed to the industry said uncertainty still prevails over the release date of Padmavati.

In its 28 December meeting with the makers, the review committee of CBFC and a special panel of historians recommended five modifications to the film.

While the first suggestion was to rename the film as 'Padmavat', several other changes were made in the scenes related to Sati and Jauhar.CBFC has also asked Bhansali to modify the song 'Ghoomar' featuring the Mewar queen Padmini, played by Deepika Padukone.

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'Padmavat' is happened to be the first Indian feature film to get a simultaneous global release across 60 countries by global studios-Paramount Pictures, while sources closed to the film suggest that the film will not hit the screens in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Moreover, Karni Sena and several other Rajput outfits are continuing to hold out their protests against the film despite the changes.

The film, which was earlier scheduled to hit cinema houses on December 1, features Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead.

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First Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:29 AM
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