Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavat (earlier Padmavati) finally gets a release date. After months of speculations, the film is passed by censor board with a U/A rating and the film will release on January 25.
Earlier, Rajasthan Government banned its release in the states and now Gujarat Chief Minister revealed that the film will not be released in Gujarat.
Other states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, which had indicated that the film will not be allowed to be released in November — are yet to announce their final decisions.
Padmavat has been surrounded by controversies right from the very beginning as right-wing Hindu and Rajput groups objected to the release of the movie. They called Padmavat a distortion of historical facts and an insult to Rajput traditions and culture.
Starring Deepika Padukone with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in key roles, the magnum opus tells the tale of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Mewar queen known for her beauty and intelligence as well as courage, her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, a Rajput warrior king who fought to defend his kingdom and wife’s honour, and Sultan Alauddin Khilji.