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.
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. pic.twitter.com/tiFIW2gDGD
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
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.
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.
U/A Certificate with jus 5 minor modifications and Title change to #Padmavat with the consent of film-maker..
The movie is now all set for release soon..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 30, 2017
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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