Padmavati Movie Poster

Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) finally took a decision regarding the Padmavati or Padmavat controversy. It handed the long-awaited certificate to the movie ‘Padmavati’. The 190 Crore Sanjay Bhansali film got the way to go ahead but after some amendments from the censor board. The film has been in the news all the time but only for the controversy, it gathered.

“There are no cuts suggested in this film… only five modifications,” censor board chairman Prasoon Joshi told NDTV,

The changes include changing the name of the movie from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’. There were some reports which said that the board had reported a total of 26 cuts but chairman Prasoon Joshi said that they have advised only five modifications. The board has suggested modification in the disclaimer and also in the ‘Ghoomar’ song.

The Filmmakers are reported to have agreed to the changes.

Mr Joshi said that changing the name from Padmavati to Padmavat is suggested to the filmmaker as the movie is inspired by the poem Padmavat.

“The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society. Considering complexities and concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision,” A Board Official said

  The film was inspected by a special panel constituted by CBFC which also included historians as the Filmmakers had alleged that movie was based on partial historical facts.

“Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University. Panel member had insights and also some reservations regarding claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length,” the board official added.

The movie which was to be released on December 1 was pushed back due to controversy.

The relationship between Indian Movies and controversies is not at all a new thing and we have seen many of these. It is important to realize this and try not to make such large issues out of nowhere.


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