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CBFC clears Padmavati with a few cuts; film’s title changed to Padmavat

CBFC has cleared Padmavati with a few modifications. The makers of the film have also been asked to add a disclaimer stating that their work does not glorify the banned practice of Sati.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: December 30, 2017 6:22 pm
padmavati cbfc clearance The makers might have to change the name of the film to Padmavat.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared the decks for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

The board held an examining committee meeting on December 28 where they decided to allow the film to release with a UA certificate. The CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi was also present at the meeting.

However, the CBFC has asked for several cuts and a change in the film’s title, from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’. This is owing to the fact that the film is inspired by 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The makers have also been asked to add a disclaimer stating that the film does not glorify the banned practice of Sati. Relevant changes to the song Ghoomar in keeping with the character essayed by Deepika Padukone, that of a Rajput princess.

When asked for a comment, the Padmavati team said that they have not yet received any official communication.

Also Read | Padmavati controversy: As the film gets clearance from CBFC, here’s a timeline of the hurdles it faced

The Censor Board had sought the opinion of two veteran historians, Professor B.L. Gupta and Prof R.S. Khangarot, from Jaipur on film Padmavati by inviting them to view the film.

The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was deferred post death threats coming from various religious communities and political parties to the director as well as the lead actor Deepika Padukone, who plays Rani Padmini in this magnum opus film. Apart from Deepika, the film also stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.


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    1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
      Dec 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm
      I believe that Bhansali should change the name to IpadMini.
      1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
        Dec 30, 2017 at 10:34 pm
        Now 3,456,789 Vedic क्रोर्ड Rajput Hindu-Taliban will self-immolate to prove that they are Jai Chand no more. This they want to do out of guilt of having sold their daughters, wives and mothers in sexual servitude of Mughal Kings. Bhagwat Mata Ki hai.
        1. Dinesh Singh
          Dec 31, 2017 at 12:27 am
          And your great g mothers were paraded naked by Mughals and other turks. you and your fathers are the son of all invaders. Brave Rajputs tried to save you s which they should not have. your filthy blood is, therefore, coming out of your mouth as human waste.
          1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
            Dec 31, 2017 at 12:37 am
            How true, I remeber they were behind your mother and sister.
        2. Zen Bhatia
          Dec 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm
          Stupid, it is all about money and mafia game. The mafia gangs around India, and mostly in cities and religious places and community forums live and prosperous raising such imaginary and communal issues, take masses in to their confidence, and then stage violent protests involving communal politics. It is too bad that such anti-social and anti-democratic protests are being sponsored and protected by politicians and police force. On this Padmavati matter, these goons have pocketed millions of rupees and achieved their goals.
          1. Indian Singh
            Dec 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm
            PADMAVATI may be based on PADMAVAT POEM of 16th Century, but KHILJI, Chitod, KHILJI attacking CHITOD, JOHUR by RAJPUT WOMEN at CHITOD etc were all HISTORIC FACT. If not QUEEN PADMAVATI, some other QUEEN of CHITHOD by a DIFFERENT NAME would have committed JOHUR to escape from being made S-E-X SL-AVE by KHILJI. ............ Hence the MOVIE should be BANNED so that BOLLYWOOD dare NOT take FREEDOM with HINDU HISTORY while making movies. .......................... Else let someone in BOLLYWOOD make a FILM on Prophet Muhammad between the age of 52 to 62 years marrying more than 12 women including a NINE YEAR OLD CHILD.
            1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
              Dec 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm
              I think Bollywood is more likely to show Auctioning of Draupadi and then being bought by 5 brothers whom she served one by one. Each one leaving his Chappals outside the Brothel when he is shagging Draupai.
              1. BELFORT METRO
                Dec 30, 2017 at 11:35 pm
                was padmavati any goddess
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