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‘Padmavati’ now ‘Padmavat’ as film finally gets clearance!

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is going to get a clearance certificate from the Censor Board. The board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to ‘Padmavat‘ – and only then will they issue the certificate. 

“The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society. Considering complexities and concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision,” an official of the censor board said.

People have protested for a mere fictional character. A few weeks ago protestors killed a man and hung him in the street. This was used as a threat against the makers of the film as they were told: “we don’t burn effigies”. 

“[The] special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University. Panel member[s] had insights and also some reservations regarding claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length,” the board official added.

An ethnic community of Rajput caste held countrywide protests and sit-in demonstrations against the movie. The protesters were joined by several BJP local politicians. Protestors issued a series of threats against the director Bhansali and female lead of the movie Deepika Padukone.

Read more: Indian Supreme Court bashes ‘Padmavati’ detractors

The infuriated group said they would not let the screening of the movie take place even if it got cleared from the censor board.

The hostile environment led the makers to postpone its release for an indefinite period. The movie was scheduled to release on December 1st. Not only in India, but the distributors in other countries too delayed the screening of the movie. The fate of this 190-crore movie is at a standstill.

The board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to ‘Padmavat‘ – and only then will they issue the certificate. 

A highly intolerant facet of India reared its ugly head as a result of this recent controversy surrounding the film. People have protested for a mere fictional character. A few weeks ago protestors killed a man and hung him in the street. This was used as a threat against the makers of the film as they were told: “we don’t burn effigies”. 

Lead actors including Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor have repeatedly tried to clear the misconceptions. Bhansali too even released a video message for his country mates and requested for their cooperation.


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