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Padmavati Now Padmavat, Cleared With 5 Changes Including A Song

Padmavati Now Padmavat, Cleared With 5 Changes Including A Song

Source at the censor board said that the makers of "Padmavati" had "unnecessarily complicated its case" with an ambiguous disclaimer in its application for certification which stated that the film was partially based on historical facts.

Following much controversy relating to the film's release, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has issued a U/A certificate to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. While many government officials are spewing venom against the filmmakers, some union ministers have suggested Bhansali hold a special screening for the opponents of film and historians. The movie has been given a UA certificate.Film Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had earlier said that the movie was based on the 16th-century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The board has also suggested modifications in disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of "Sati" and also relevant changes in the song "Ghoomar" to befit the character portrayed, he said. The December 1 release was deferred indefinitely by the makers and the magnum opus has been banned in multiple states, mostly ruled by the BJP.

The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld". Uncertainty has been looming large over the movie's release since a few months, but on Saturday, CBFC - following a examining committee meeting - said it has chose to give a U/A certificate to the movie subject to modifications. The decision was made after the meeting of CBFC's examining committee.




Padmavati' stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. They also alleged that the film shows an intimate sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Queen Padmavati.

That apart, they have demanded modification in the "incorrect/misleading reference to historical places", Joshi said. In March, unidentified people vandalised the movie sets in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district. "Panel member had insights and also some reservations regarding claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length", the board official added. And then Ghoomar song should also be trimmed to a certain extent.

"The film was approached with a balanced view keeping in mind the filmmakers and the society".

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