Padmavati Controversy: Name Change can Get it Released?
- The Central Board of Film Certification has proceeded with the certification of the film on Saturday
- If the CBFC sources are to be believed, the title will be changed from “Padmavati” to “Padmavat”
The Central Board of Film Certification has proceeded with the certification of the film on Saturday, making it a massive relief to the cast and crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Magnus Opum Padmavati. Furthermore, the filmmaker has been suggested to change the title of the film. If the CBFC sources are to be believed, the title will be changed from “Padmavati” to “Padmavat” and the film would be awarded a U/A certificate.
As per the sources, more than 26 cuts have to be made in the film, along with the title. Also, at least three different disclaimers are going to be added during the course of the film. If the sources are to believed, the film-makers have accepted to this condition which are yet to be implemented and another meeting for the purpose will take place post the implementation of the suggestions.
The film which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been in the controversies for months now after various groups alleged that the film might have ‘distorted’ the history of the Rajput community. Fringe groups had taken to streets protesting against the release and had also demanded an apology from the crew, and had been protesting from Bengaluru to Rajasthan to various parts of the nation. The film was originally scheduled to release on December 1.
(News Input from The Republic)