Padmavati Release Row : Sanjay Leela Bhansali agrees to change name to Padmavat

Padmavati Release Row : Sanjay Leela Bhansali agrees to change name to Padmavat

Padmavati Release Row : Sanjay Leela Bhansali agrees to change name to Padmavat

As per reports, the board and the special panel appointed to review the film and decide on its certification suggested 27 cuts and three disclaimers in the film along with a change in the title.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) might have ensured a title change and cuts for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film, Padmavat, but it won't change anything about the Rajput Karni Sena's stance towards the film.

From warnings to director Bhansali and also lead actress Deepika Padmavathi, to offering bounty for axing their head, organisations like Karni Sena stoked the Hindutva agenda in the name of this film.

According to the CBFC email the need for the special panel was felt in view of the complexities and concerns around the film, "to add perspective to the final decision of the CBFC official committee". "Panel member had insights & also some reservations regarding claimed historical events & socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length", it added.

Bhansali, who appeared before a parliamentary panel, has said his lavishly mounted 150crore period drama, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is based on the 16th century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The decision was taken after an examining committee meeting was held on Thursday in presence of CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi. Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and professor K K Singh of the Jaipur University were also included in the special panel.

The film's final application was submitted on November 28.

Rajput groups were angry that the movie allegedly contained a romantic scene between the queen and Khilji, who had attacked the Mewar capital of Chittorgarh. After the release being deterred from December 1, Padmavati finally gets a green signal from Censor Board.

"We had given a whole list of objections regarding the movie", Ajit Singh, president of Rajput Karni Sena, told Reuters. They said queens never performed Ghoomar, a traditional folk dance.

End of Controversy?Prasoon Joshi tells DNA that there are no cuts suggested. Instead of one, CBFC wants to put 2 disclaimer in the film, one at the beginning and one during interval.

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