Censor Board clears Padmavati with U/A certificate, title may change, says report

The Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Padmavati may now be titled as “Padmavat” as it is one of the suggestions made by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to the makers of the film. As the film is based on the book Padmavat by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the title may also change to Padmavat. This epic poem was written in the sixteenth century.

The examining committee constituted by Censor Board had a meeting on December 28 where it decided to give U/A certificate to the film with minor modifications. Some TV channels, however, showed the news that the board has suggested for 26 changes in the film including a change in the title. “Central Board of Film Certification had examining committee meeting on 28 Dec to review #Padmavati & decided to give it UA certificate along with some modifications & likely change of the title to Padmavat. Certificate to be issued once required & agreed modifications are made,” ANI tweeted. The review panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr. Chandramani Singh and Prof KK Singh of Jaipur University.

The Bhansali’s film witnessed trouble right from the start when its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali started shooting in Jaipur in March-April this year. The director was slapped and assaulted on the sets of the film by members of Karni Sena who staged an angry protest at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur where he was shooting for the film. Creating chaos on the sets, they also damaged cameras and other shooting equipment while raising slogans and abusing. Following this, Rajput groups also staged violent protests on the rumors that Bhansali included a romantic scene between the queen and Allauddin Khilji, who was the Delhi emperor, attacked Mewar’s capital Chittorgarh. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles.

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