The CBFC has suggested five modifications in "Padmavati", which included changing the film's title to "Padmavat", in December a year ago. However, political parties and Hindu groups are not happy with the censor board's green signal to the film. Karni Sena worker also told media that they will continue to protest against the film. The film's title was then changed from "Padmavati" to "Padmaavat".
Karni Sena President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, who had called for a gherao of the CBFC office today, had said that the CBFC had been running ever since the time of Britishers and sisn't know how to work. We firmly deny all speculation on extensive cuts to the film and want to reiterate that only the above changes and disclaimers (as) per guidance of the CBFC have been made.
Padmavat, which was set to release on December 1st, will be released on January 25th.
Here are the five changes that Prasoon Joshi-led board has suggested.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had also said they would "look into" their demand citing Goa could not afford law and order issues in the tourist season.
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The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of Padmavaat, and called for a "janata curfew" whenever the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is released. 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.
The statement further said, "Bhansali Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, have accepted and have made all the above changes".
The film, cleared by the CBFC after five modifications and renamed from "Padmavati" to "Padmavat" and now titled "Padmaavat", is scheduled to release on January 25 across India.