Padmaavat row: Massive security cover for CBFC, Karni Sena protestors detained

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Due to Karni sena's radical protests the release of once Padmavat'i' was stalled indefinitely has Censor Board of Film Certification did not deemed it fit to pass the film from their end.

The spokesperson said, "We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that the CBFC has taken to address this situation". "When I look back at this year, it has been one of the most exciting years in my career - to be doing "Padmavati", to be a part of a film which I really believe is going to be historic and remembered, if I may say so", he said.

The film, which had been given conditional clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) last week, has got the censor certificate and makers have made a decision to release it on January 25, the sources said.

Changes in the song Ghoomar to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed.

- Modifications to the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places. "Addition of a disclaimer which clearly makes the point that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it", the statement said.

This is not the first time a movie's title has been a figure of controversy.

"We arrested 136 Karni Sena supporters, who were protesting outside the CBFC office at Cumballa Hill area in South Mumbai, under section 143 of IPC for unlawful assembly", he said. "We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed", Viacom18's company spokesperson added.

On December 30, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chose to give the movie UA certificate with the suggestion that the title of the movie be changes to "Padmavat" from "Padmavati".

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati has now offically been renamed Padmavat, after Malik Muhammad Jayasi's 16th Century epic poem that the film is supposedly based on.

The film has faced strong opposition from several Rajput groups for alleged distortion of history.

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