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‘Padmavati’ To Be Renamed As ‘Padmavat’

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Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), popularly known as the censor board, on Saturday decided 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”.

According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and decided to give the film a “U/A certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film’s title on the basis the attributed material/creative source”.

“The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society. Considering complexities and concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision,” it added.

Other key modifications involve insertion of disclaimers, especially one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. There will be “relevant” modifications in the song Ghoomar  “to befit the character portrayed”. The certificate as per procedure will be issued once the required modifications are carried out and final material submitted to the CBFC.

Bhansali, who appeared before a parliamentary panel, has said the 190-crore budget film is based on the 16th century epic poem “Padmavat” by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The movie featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh was scheduled to be released on December 1, 2017 but was forced to postpone its releasing date as fringe groups like the Karni Sena protested the movie saying it “distorts history”.

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