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CBFC to give U/A certificate to 'Padmavati' after key modifications - including title

01 January 2018

The censor board chairman had last week asked the erstwhile Mewar royal family to be a part of a panel to help certify Bhansali's period drama, Padmavati.

Latest update is that Central Board of Film Certification has reportedly chose to issue a U/A certificate to Padmavati provided certain suggested modifications are done including a change in the title.

In the midst of a raging controversy over his film Padmavati, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali appeared before a Parliamentary committee and maintained that the row over the yet-to-be-released movie was just based on rumours, strongly rejecting charges that he had distorted historical facts about the 16th-century Rajput queen.

He added that the producers and director had been asked to run a disclaimer saying the movie does not "claim historical accuracy", and that they were "completely in agreement" with the suggestions. "However the CBFC has suggested 5 modifications, two of them featuring Deepika Padukone performing the traditional Rajasthanicustom of ghoomar and jauhar". The film was to release on December 1 and it was submitted to the CBFC earlier. "Panel member had insights & also some reservations regarding claimed historical events & socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length", it added.

Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), popularly known as the censor board, on Saturday made a decision to provide Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much troubled movie "Padmavati" a U/A certificate and suggested the director to change the film's title to "Padmavat".

Joshi said the filmmakers, Bhansali Productions, "in a written communication to CBFC had themselves too requested for a special panel of historians/academicians and members of the Rajput community to view the film".

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Historians are divided over whether Padmavati ever existed.

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

The movie had angered a group called the Karni Sena in Rajasthan and other Rajput groups.

The film Padmavati had yet not been certified by the CBFC, causing delay in its release!

Rajput groups object to the Ghoomar song, alleging that it portrays Padmavati in a courtesan-like manner.

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

CBFC to give U/A certificate to 'Padmavati' after key modifications - including title