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Padmavati granted UA certificate; to release with new title, Padmavat

Padmavati granted UA certificate; to release with new title, Padmavat

The Indian censor board has asked the filmmakers of the mega budget Bollywood movie, Padmavati, to make 26 cuts and change its title.

Further mentioning that the film was reviewed by a special panel made by the CBFC, comprising of historians, the official added, "Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University".

The Central Board of Film Certification has proceeded with the certification of the film on Saturday, making it a massive relief to the cast and crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Magnus Opum Padmavati.

CBFC's Prasoon Joshi said only modifications were suggested in'Padmavati
The song'Ghoomar was also asked to be modified so as to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed

Some fringe groups had accused the makers of tainting the image of their revered queen Padmavati on whom the film is supposedly based. Padmavat is a 16th-century epic in verse written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. The films title is likely to change to Padmavat and minor changes are also demanded in controversial song Ghoomar. The film was to release on December 1 and it was submitted to the CBFC earlier. The release of the film was voluntarily deferred for an indefinite period by the producers.

The period film was slated to be out on December 1 but became the subject of heated debates and protests, following which filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his producers Viacom 18 Motion Pictures had to postpone the release worldwide.

According to an official of the CBFC, "The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society".

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The film stars popular actress Deepika Padukone, who was the target of Rajput groups who were against its release.

The decision was taken after an examining committee meeting was held on Thursday in presence of CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi. Though they have not seen the movie, leaders of the Karni Sena and several politicians say the queen, Padmini has been disrespected by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his movie as she is romantically involved with Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji.

"We had given a whole list of objections regarding the movie", Ajit Singh, president of Rajput Karni Sena, told Reuters.

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A member of the organisation, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, while talking to media persons, said, "They are playing with our emotions".

The CBFC then set up a special panel to watch the movie.

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