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Published: Sun, December 31, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

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

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

The board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and made a decision to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the films title on the basis the attributed material/creative source".

The movie has been given a UA certificate.Film Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had earlier said that the movie was based on the 16th-century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The censor board also wants the makers to add a disclaimer which clarifies that the "film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it".

Hindu groups and a Rajput caste organisation allege that the movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, depicts an intimate romantic scene between the two characters, although the producers of the film deny this.

"Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University".

The film's final 3D application was submitted on November 28, the CBFC said.

Besides Joshi, the meeting was also attended by regular examining committee members, along with other censor board officials.

Protesters from the fringe ring-wing group called Sri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) resorted to vandalism and even threatened to cut the nose of top Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who played the role of queen Padmavati days ahead of the movie's release on Dec 1. 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 film was approached with a balanced view keeping in mind the filmmakers and the society".

"We will station our people outside cinema theatres and each hall showing the film will be vandalized", Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, president, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, told media in Jaipur.

Commenting on the three-member panel that reviewed the film, he said, "The royal being referred to in today's news as part of the panel that reviewed the film was not the head of the family, Maharana Mahendra Singhji Mewar, or me". He had said that Deepika's character does not share screen space with the character of Allauddin Khilji's character, portrayed by Ranveer Singh.

But there is good news for fans who are had been eagerly waiting to see the film. They said queens never performed Ghoomar, a traditional folk dance.

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