Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

CBFC chief shoots down report of 300 cuts in Padmavat

CBFC chief shoots down report of 300 cuts in Padmavat

At the CBFC examining committee meeting on December 28, it was decided that the movie would be given a U/A certification as long as the makers incorporate the suggestions and modifications suggested. The storm surrounding the film refuses to die down. But it has turned out that it was just a rumour as a spokesperson from Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd has clarified on the same.

Mr. Joshi said that they have approved the film and CBFC should not get involved in any controversy and he also added - "Let's refrain from utilizing CBFC's name unnecessarily". Padmaavat's release date was postponed after several Rajput outfits claimed that the film has historical inaccuracies and it allegedly portrays a romantic sequence between Rani Padmini (Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh), which director Sanjay Leela Bhansali denied.

However, the all-clear from the CBFC failed to satisfy the Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje who said the film would not be shown in cinemas in the state, even as the Rajput community demanded a nationwide ban on the film. The film has finally received a green signal from the CBFC which awarded it a "U/A" certificate with some modifications.

While the makers have accepted the name change, they maintain that the rumour about the film having 300 cuts is untrue.

It is also reported that the film is based on a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

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The CBFC had suggested five changes in the film including the changing of title and putting additional disclaimers.

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".

"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".

Though Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali have not released an official statement yet, sources in the production house said the film will release on January 25, a day before Republic Day.

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