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Padmavati Likely To Receive U/A Certificate Post Title Change To 'Padmavat'

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| December 30 , 2017 , 15:11 IST

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati is likely to hit the theatres soon with a changed title. Following the uproar caused by the film among masses for distorted historical facts, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has organised a screening for a special panel consisting of Mewar royals and historians, who raised certain objections over the historical drama.

The film was screened for a special panel consisting of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr.Chandramani Singh & Prof K.K. Singh of Jaipur University on December 28. The panellists had some reservations regarding the claimed historical events & socio-cultural aspects of the film, which were duly discussed at length, CBFC claims.

The censor board further admitted, "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."

However, the Censor Board is planning to move forward with the film's certification but has laid down certain conditions for the makers. Even after making the changes, the film will be able to release only with a U/A certificate. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been asked to add a disclaimer to the film stating the source and other references to the film and change the title to 'Padmavat' while removing over 26 shots.

The makers have also been asked to make certain changes to the song 'Ghoomar' of the film featuring Deepika Padukone. Earlier, objections regarding the presence of actress playing the titular role in dance number were raised and many specified that the royal queens were not allowed to participate in such festivities much less, dance in presence of men.

A number of religious groups and political leaders have come forward and opposed the release of ‘Padmavati’. While many government officials are spewing venom against the filmmakers, some union ministers have suggested Bhansali hold a special screening for the opponents of film and historians.

The entire film industry was shocked and scared, by the way, entire 'Padmavati' controversy has unfolded. Many Bollywood celebrities including Shabana Azmi, Hansal Mehta, Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Twinkle Khanna have voiced their opinions while backing the film.

Padmavati' 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. The new release date is yet to be unveiled by the filmmakers.