Sanjay Leela’s Bhansali has recently received the U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification of India for his latest controversial film ‘Padmavat’. The decision has been imposed following a private screening of the final print incorporating the modifications recommended by the panel. According to the sources, the certification process has now been finished and now the film is going to release on January 25. Film producers and the review committee of Central Board of Film Certification and a special panel of historians had conducted a meeting on December 28.
They had recommended five modifications to ‘Padmavati’ and before that, the Board has suggested a name change to the film’s title to ‘Padmavat’. Central Board of Film Certification has also enquired for the addition of two disclaimers; one stating that the filmmakers do not claim historical correctness, and the second that tells that the film does not approve the exercise of Sati and Jauhar. The Directors were also recommended to adjust a song sequence featuring the queen of Mewar played by Deepika Padukone. The movie has undergone a few cuts as well.
The release of ‘Padmavat’ is very noteworthy for its massive controversy and it would be the earliest Indian feature film to acquire an instantaneous global release across 60 countries by global studios-Paramount Pictures. However, sources have assumed that the film might not be released across Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as the states have remained as the hub of objection against the film.
Now, as the film is finally arriving on January 25, it has sent the other filmmakers in a jiffy who were already arriving on the same Republic Day weekend. So, the movie is now expected to clash with Akshay Kumar’s Padman.