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Confirmed! Epic Tale 'Padmaavat' To Release On January 25 In Three Languages

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| January 14 , 2018 , 19:08 IST

After battling its way through the controversies, death threats, head bounties, protests and an obligatory censorship procedure, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat, originally titled Padmavati is finally hitting the theatres on January 25, 2018.

Following the confirmation made by acclaimed Trade analyst and Film critic Taran Adarsh, the star cast of the period drama has also confirmed the final release date through respective Twitter posts accompanied by their individual character posters.

The official announcement which the entire nation was waiting for with bated breathe read, "Get ready to witness the epic tale #Padmaavat on 25th January 2018, in theatres near you!Now also in 3D, Imax 3D, Tamil & Telugu!"

Sanjay Leela Bhansali had been targeted brutally throughout the controversy by fringe groups. Upon release confirmation, he said, " Padmaavat is a dream come true for me. I have always been fascinated by the stories of honor, valor and vigor of our great Rajput warriors that have been captured so beautifully in our literature and this movie is my homage to those glorious stories."

"I would also like to thank the entire film fraternity for supporting Viacom18 and Bhansali Productions through the entire production and pre-release phase and hope they like the film they so supported," he added.

In an official statement released by Viacom18, Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats stated, "Padmaavat is a cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. We hope that we will surpass the expectations of our fans from across the world. We are humbled with the immense support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity."

"Padmaavat is a story that’s inherently Indian in its context, ethos and values. In the past, international filmmakers have presented Indian stories such as Gandhi, Life of Pi, The Jungle Book and others to the world. We believe that this is the right time for us to truly make in India and show the world a tale that every Indian is proud of."

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Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures added, "Padmaavat is our magnum opus – a tribute to Rajput valour created at a scale that will be a delight to watch on the large screen. The film will witness a mega-scale release across maximum screens, languages & formats covering 2D, 3D & Imax 3D in India & the world."

"It carries the trademark style of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, wherein each frame of the film is a timeless work of art. We have partnered with Paramount Pictures to distribute the film across select international markets including non-traditional territories. Padmaavat will create its own benchmark as an immortal classic when it releases across the world on the 25th of January," he concluded.

Padmaavat was recently granted a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification after the makers incorporated the suggested changes. With the runtime of 2 hours and 43 minutes, the film will clash with Akshay Kumar's ambitious film, PadMan.

Padmavat stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. The story revolves around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji.