Indian Censor Board Finally Clears Controversial Movie ‘Padmavati’ If The Following Changes Are Made

The Padmavati outrage finally seems to be heading towards its final showdown as the Indian Censor Board has decided to give the controversial movie certificate of clearance if some modifications are made to it.

Talk about 2017, and Padmavati controversy has literally taken over the social and mainstream media by a storm. The response from the public has been brutal with some suicide cases also occurring to stop the release of the movie.

As the movie was criticized for lacking historical evidence and allegedly damaging the honor of the Hindu queen Rani Padmini, the director was also attacked multiple times while the starring actress Deepika Padukone received death threats for playing the role.

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However, now the movie has been suggested to make few modifications to achieve the UA certificate. The decision came on December 28 after the examining committee’s meeting in the presence of the Chairman Prasoon Joshi.
The modifications suggested include the change in title – from Padmavati to Padmavat – to have more relevance with the content of the movie as the entire storyline is designed with alignment to legendary Muhammad Jayasi’s poem Padmavat.

The other modifications are including a disclaimer in the start, addressing the concerns and explicitly mentioning that the movie, in no way, glorifies self-immolation or the practice of Sati. In accordance to that, relevant changes are to be made in the song Ghoomar.

Source: ANI

As reported by ANI, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has submitted to the suggested changes and is willing to incorporate them. after facing the extreme backlash, Sanjay himself requested for the formation of a specialized panel including historians, academicians and members of the Rajput community so they can watch the film and form a final judgment.

This is not the first time when a specialized committee was formed to investigate a movie. Previously, a similar trend was seen when the concerns regarding ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ rose as well. The revised release date of Padmavat is yet to be announced.

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