Finally, one of the biggest controversies of the year has come to an end, and that too just in time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ was arguably the most talked about movie of the year, just because of all the drama that was surrounded by it, but the controversy has finally come to an end.
The movie, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, was supposed to come out this month, but the release was delayed due to objections from Rajput Karni Sena for showing Queen Padmini in a bad light. It also faced a lot of issues getting clearance from Central Board of Film Certification.
© Bhansali Productions
But, it will finally see the light of the day, after of course going through some modifications that have been suggested by the censor board. The board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to ‘Padmavat’ – and will issue the certificate once the changes have been made. Along with that, some changes are also required to the song ‘Ghoomar’ and some disclaimers will be put before movie begins and during interval. With all of this then, ‘Padmavat’ will release with a U/A certificate.
“The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society. Considering complexities and concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision,” an official of the censor board said.
The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers & society. Considering complexities & concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision: CBFC #Padmavati
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
Since the movie is based on partial historical facts, the special panel also had historians to add a proper perspective.
Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr.Chandramani Singh & Prof K.K. Singh of Jaipur University. Panel member had insights & also some reservations regarding claimed historical events & socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length: CBFC #Padmavati
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
Even though a release date is yet to be announced, we at least now know for sure that it is definitely going to be released and that’s making us excited for 2018 even more.
Here is how people on Twitter reacted to this news:
The biggest issue.
#Padmavati turns #Padmavat. This “I” is a major issue in our country.
— The Silent Screamer (@mujheawazdo) December 30, 2017
Change of Title for Padmavati. New Title = Padmavat. Remember the old saying? There’s no “I” in success. #Padmavati #Padmavat
— Mangalam Maloo (@blitzkreigm) December 30, 2017
Everyone is just fixated on the ‘I’.
If they put the removed i of padmavati on the first place it might turn its value to 10 times. As it does for the mobile phones.#Padmavati #padmavat
— MOHIT GAUR (@crapbag___) December 30, 2017
We don’t know.
Padmavati becomes #Padmavat. What is this, gender reassignment surgery?
— shunali khullar shroff (@shunalishroff) December 30, 2017
Yes, it will.
From now on, if Apple user watch any video related to Padmavati , his/her iPhone will become Phone. #Padmavat
— LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) December 30, 2017
We all love a good play on words, or rather letters in this case.
Censor Board changes the title from #Padmavati to #Padmavat
In protest, #Bhansali has changed his name to #Bhansal ðŸ˜‚
— Why So Silly® (@silly_why) December 30, 2017
Shakespeare: What’s in a name?
Sanjay leela Bhansali: Bhai 200 crore#Padmavat
— SwatKat- The dancing Rajput ðŸ’ƒ (@swatic12) December 30, 2017
The best idea.
They could have simply gone with PadmavaTEA.
Wordplay ho jaata aur chai ko koi mana bhi nai karta.#Padmavati #Padmavat
— Moody Motu (@MoodyMotu) December 30, 2017
Asking the important questions.
Now that #Padmavati has lost an i, can we call the aggressors Karn Sena? Coz, an i for an i.
— Punster® (@Pun_Starr) December 30, 2017