Producers of Padmavat happy with CBFC, disclose the 5 changes suggested


Talking to ANI, Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana had said, "We have a very clear stand since day one that we want this film to be banned".

The Karni Sena, a Rajput outfit, has been persistent in threatening the makers of "Padmavat" of dire consequences if it is released on 25 January.

The Central Board of Film Certification had an examining committee meeting on December 28, where it was decided at the meeting that the movie will be given a U/A certification as long as the makers incorporate suggestions and modifications suggested.

- The title is to be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat - as the filmmakers have attributed their creative source as the fictional poem Padmavat, and not history.

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

A series of controversies, which included threat from a fringe group, led to the delayng of the launch of the film from its initial date of Dec 1. The historians were astonished whether Padmini actually existed. "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.

CBFC recommended five modifications in the flick to avoid more controversy, the change of the movie-title being one of them.

While Padmaavat release has been banned in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Goa on Monday clarified that the movie could be released there.

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.

The movie features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.