The long-drawn battle between the makers of the film and the CBFC ended on December 28 a year ago after the CBFC made a decision to give U/A certificate to the period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. This has already been communicated by CBFC and a U/A certificate has been given to the film.
Karni Sena President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi had, on Thursday, threatened to gherao the CBFC office. The film has been passed by five modification and the historical drama will be officially called Padmaavat. One of the three historians who was invited by the CBFC to view the film, Professor Kapil Kumar, has said there were many sequences in the film which had the power to inflame people. Soon, Himachal Pradesh also followed suit prompting Karni Sena to take their protests to pan-India.
Meanwhile, CBFC has suggested some 300 cuts to the film."The makers submitted the final film with agreed five modifications".
On the same day, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje had announced that the controversial movie will not be released in the state on January 25.
Apart from this, changes have been ordered in the song "Ghoomar" to make the depiction "befitting" the character being portrayed.
Some of the key modifications suggested include those pertaining to disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. With the official handles changing the film's title, it seems like the title have now changed to "Padmaavat".
Ranveer was reportedly asked if he was playing the role of a villain in the film, and he had said that he could go two notches beyond playing the role of a villain if he was given two intimate scenes with the film's leading lady Deepika Padukone.
It is co-produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
A series of controversies, which included threat from a fringe group, led to the delayng of the launch of the film from its initial date of Dec 1.