Padmaavat finally gets an official release date, to arrive on January 25

Controversy ridden Padmaavat will finally hit screens on January 25. This Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh starrer has had a difficult journey right from the beginning.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 15, 2018 8:43 am
padmaavat release date Padmaavat will release on January 25.

The makers of controversy-ridden period epic Padmaavat (previously Padmavati) on Sunday officially announced the film’s release date. The film will hit screens on January 25. Padmaavat has had a difficult journey right from the beginning, during production to its release. Previously, the makers had postponed the film indefinitely from its original release date of December 1 due to widespread protests by right-wing organisations across the country. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone had received death threats and bounties on their heads.

Announcing the new release date, all the three actors, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh took to their Twitter handles and shared an updated poster of Padmaavat.

Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18, said in a statement, “Padmaavat is a cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. We hope that we will surpass the expectations of our fans from across the world. We are humbled with the immense support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity. Padmaavat is a story that’s inherently Indian in its context, ethos and values. In the past, international filmmakers have presented Indian stories such as Gandhi, Life of Pi, The Jungle Book and others to the world. We believe that this is the right time for us to truly make in India and show the world a tale that every Indian is proud of.”

“Padmaavat is our magnum opus – a tribute to Rajput valour created at a scale that will be a delight to watch on the large screen. The film will witness a mega-scale release across maximum screens, languages & formats covering 2D, 3D & Imax 3D in India & the world. It carries the trademark style of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, wherein each frame of the film is a timeless work of art. We have partnered with Paramount Pictures to distribute the film across select international markets including non-traditional territories. Padmaavat will create its own benchmark as an immortal classic when it releases across the world on the 25th of January,” added Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director and the person behind it all, said, “Padmaavat is a dream come true for me. I have always been fascinated by the stories of honor, valor and vigor of our great Rajput warriors that have been captured so beautifully in our literature and this movie is my homage to those glorious stories. I would also like to thank the entire film fraternity for supporting Viacom18 and Bhansali Productions through the entire production and pre-release phase and hope they like the film they so supported.”

As we saw in the trailer last year, the film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji. Now that the release date is confirmed, we can’t wait to finally see the film.

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  1. DrJayendrasinh Jadeja
    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:48 am
    The Rajputs have not sacrificed their lives just for themselves! Please read the history just by clicking google search " Allauddin khilji"s conquest of Gujarat". and you will know the the real Raxas, real devils on earth! Alluddin killed 40,000 innocent citizens who were unarmed after defeating 10,000 men army of Vaja-Rathore Rajput Army in 1299 while attacking Somnath temple (The number-1 faith centre of Hindu religion). He forcibly kidnapped 20,000 people who were converted and used as slaves! Some so called " secular people" are not satisfied with 1000 years slavery they want again to be slaves of agents of Allauddin khilji! allauddin khilji was the only king in the world who ordered killing of thousands of muslim children of those soldiers who revolted against him! That became tradition during his entire tenure! Rajput resistance was responsible for mainataining Hindu majority in Bharat Varsh inspite of long slavery to foreign rule!
    1. Sanjay Bhattacharya
      Jan 14, 2018 at 9:39 pm
      Since the name of the film is changed to Padmavat, it is clear that the film does not show Padmavati in the dignified manner. She dances and dresses like a dancer. A Rajput queen would never do it. Also why a hero is shown in a villain's part. Some known villain should have acted in the role of Alauddin Khilji. Film directors must take note of the sentiments of people. Let us hope that people will accept the changed version. If anything derogatory to public imagination of Padmavati is shown, producer will take the heat.
      1. Vinod Behari Lal
        Jan 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm
        Forget the 'right wing organizations' (read outlaws in this case), the way the film has been treated by the Karni Sena in utter defiance of established authority, which seemed to have abdicated all responsibility for the governance and the rights of others including the right to live with dignity, has brought the country to shame.The message that one gets from these episodes is that the government would disappear from the scene when hoodlums take to streets.