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Rumours of around 300 Cuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat Is Spurious

Rumours of around 300 Cuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat Is Spurious

CBFC, in consultation with a special advisory panel, saw the movie last month and chose to grant the film a U/A certificate with five modifications, including title change and two disclaimers. The Karni Sena has also been reportedly demanding the resignation of Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of CBFC.

Jeevan Singh Solanki, a Karni Sena member, said: "We will not let the film release in the country under any circumstances".

Deepika Padukone Upcoming Most Awaited Film 'Padmavati' period drama has now officially been renamed Padmaavat.

Members of Karni Sena were detained by Mumbai police after they "gheraoed" the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat". He says his suggestion to the CBFC was to change all references to actual historical figures or places. The film has finally received a green signal from the CBFC which awarded it a "U/A" certificate with some modifications. As the protests spread through different states, the release date of the film was postponed.The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice. It has also suggested relevant modifications in the song Ghoomar to befit the character portrayed.

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Karni Sena workers claim that changing the name of the film doesn't suffice. We believe that these changes are in line with the filmic depiction of the story we wanted to tell, " he said. "I am pretty sure that there is no official statement from the production house of the film (Padmavat) release".

The movie, which was earlier set to arrive in theatres on December 1 previous year, will now release on January 25.

Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.

The movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is slated to release on 25 January but the Rajasthan government has said they won't allow it to be exhibited in the state.


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