Rumours of around 300 Cuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat Is Spurious


The long-drawn battle between the makers of the film and the CBFC ended on December 28 past year after the CBFC chose to give U/A certificate to the period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. The film has finally received a green signal from the CBFC which awarded it a "U/A" certificate with some modifications.

Virendra Singh, the spokesperson of Karni Sena, said that members from the outfit and even other Rajput associations assembled here to protest.

The CBFC had suggested five changes in the film including the changing of title and putting additional disclaimers. Soon, Himachal Pradesh also followed suit prompting Karni Sena to take their protests to pan-India.

According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and made a decision to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis the attributed material/creative source". The Ghoomar song was also asked to be changed to fit the character in it. All the two actors will be under round-the-clock security cover until the release of the movie. With the official handles changing the film's title, it seems like the title have now changed to "Padmaavat". As the protests spread through different states, the release date of the film was postponed.The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice.

Bhansali, who appeared before a parliamentary panel, had said his lavishly mounted Rs 150-crore period drama is based on the 16th century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

According to The New Indian Express, the State's government said that there was no order as such to ban the film's release.

It is co-produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film features Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.