GOODNEWS: PADMAVATI gets a NEW TITLE, passed with these CUTS
CBFC has ordered for these cuts for Deepika-Ranveer-Shahid's film "Padmavati" and has finally passed it with ...
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give a U/A certificate "along with some modifications" to Sanjay Leela Bhansalis controversial film "Padmavati" and has asked the filmmaker to "likely" change the movie's title to "Padmavat".
The film was also asked to give a few disclaimers -- one of them regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song "Ghoomar" to befit the character portrayed, a CBFC statement said.
The decision was taken after an examining committee meeting was held on Thursday in presence of CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi. The special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and professor K.K. Singh of Jaipur University.
According to the CBFC, the film was approached with a "balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and the society". The board asked for several cuts, and a name change, before giving the film the certification for showing in theatres in India. According to some reports, 26 cuts were ordered.
Considering the complexities and concerns around the film, the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC "to add perspective to the final decision of the official committee," the CBFC said.
The final 3D application of the film was submitted to CBFC on Thursday (December 28).
The certificate will be issued once the required modifications are carried out and final material submitted, the board said.
"Padmavati", which was earlier slated for release on December 1, got embroiled into controversies after the Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, urged a nationwide ban on the film claiming that it "distorts historical facts".
Members of the political organisation also physically assaulted Bhansali during the film's shooting in Jaipur earlier this year. They even burnt the sets of the movie in outskirts of Mumbai.
Later on, Bhansali appeared before a Parliamentary committee and maintained that the row over the yet-to-be released movie was just based on rumours, strongly rejecting charges that he had distorted "historical" facts about the possibly mythological Rajput queen, played by Deepika Padukone in the film.
The row took an ugly turn when threats were issued against Bhansali and Deepika.
"Padmavati" also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
5 years ago
@Shaina_b: Preach sister, preach!
I agree, this is getting ridiculous now. They should focus more on other issues that are more important than this movie.
5 years ago
Just like Udta Punjab released with cuts and people who saw the film before the cuts said you don't know what you missed out on. I hope the beauty n music of the film doesn't get ruined by these cuts. Now I am more interested in watching this then ever.
5 years ago
Child marriage is rampant in Rajasthan!!!!
Crime against women are on the rise!!!
Educated female percentage is low!!!!
But what they are concerned about is some dead/fictional queen and her honour!!!!