Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavat (earlier Padmavati) finally gets a release date. After months of protests and heated debates, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film finally certified with a ‘U/A’ rating by the CBFC. As per the latest reports, the film is slated to release on 25 January, 2018.
The film has been banned in Rajasthan. Recently, there were news doing the rounds that the CBFC had cleared Padmavat with a U/A certificate and five modifications, which were recommended by the examining committee, one of it brought about as many as 300 cuts in the film.
But now, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi said the certification process of “Padmavat” is complete and reports about 300 cuts are simply “untrue”.[ecp code=”4″]
“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 U/A certificate has been given to the film.” Prasoon Joshi said.
“CBFC’s process is complete and any further news about cuts is absolutely untrue. Let’s refrain from utilising CBFC’s name unnecessarily,” he added.
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.