Karni Sena members held while protesting outside CBFC office

Joanna Estrada
January 12, 2018

The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title.

Days after vowing to take their protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming period drama Padmaavat to the entire country, Shri Rajput Karni Sena has threatened to stall the release in Maharashtra. Out of these alterations, one was that the film would be renamed and should be officially called Padmaavat and it has finally happened.

Security has been beefed up outside the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai after Karni Sena workers reached there to stage a protest against the release of the film.

They were even asked to add two disclaimers - one that clearly does not claim historical accuracy, and another which makes the point that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it.

The movie is now scheduled to release on Jan 25.

The official handles of the film on Facebook and Twitter were also changed to Padmaavat Thursday morning.

CBFC gave it the green signal with a U/A certification in consultation with a three-member advisory panel.

The five modifications included title change from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmavat' as the filmmakers have attributed their creative source as the fictional poem "Padmavat' and not history".

The controversial film Padmavati might not have got an official release date, but has an official name after enough of speculations regarding the name of the film.

Earlier, Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie was slated to release on December 1, but postponed due to the controversy over its plot.

While the makers have accepted the name change, they maintain that the rumour about the film having 300 cuts is untrue. Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh is stepping into the shoes of Alauddin Khilji. Padmaavat clashes at the box office with Akshay Kumar's PadMan.

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