Censor Board to set up historians’ panel for ‘Padmavati’

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is likely to appoint a panel of historians to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, after the makers of the movie asserted that the movie was partially based on historical facts, according to CBFC sources.

‘Padmavati’ was initially supposed to release on December 1, but was deferred. Later there were reports that the movie might release on January 5 or 12. However, it now seems that the movie will not release before March or April next year.

Source at the censor board said that the makers of ‘Padmavati’ had “unnecessarily complicated its case with an ambiguous disclaimer in its application for certification which stated that the film was partially based on historical facts.

“The content will now have to be scrutinised for authenticity,” the source said declining to be named. The film had earlier been sent back to the producers after it was found that the column for stating whether it was a work of fiction or was based on historical facts was left blank.

‘Padmavati’, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, dragged controversy ever since the shooting of the film had begun. Fringe Rajput outfits claimed that the film is a distortion of history, and is an insult to the tale of Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh.

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