Padmavati gains clearance with conditions

The film Padmavati, on the life of Rajput queen Padmini, has created a storm of controversy this year with Rajput groups alleging that it distorts history.

Central Board of Film Certification had examining committee meeting on 28 Dec to review & decided to give it UA certificate along with some modifications & likely change of the title to Padmavat.

Certificate to be issued once required & agreed modifications are made.

Watch the trailer here

Bhansali, who appeared before a parliamentary panel, has said his lavishly mounted ₹ 150 crore period drama, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is based on the 16th century epic poem “Padmavat” by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The film, on the life of Rajput queen Padmini, has run into trouble with Rajput groups alleging that it distorts history, a claim repeatedly denied by the director.

Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.

As protests spread across various states, the film’s December 1 release was deferred as it didn’t have censor clearance.


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