Due to Karni sena's radical protests the release of once Padmavat'i' was stalled indefinitely has Censor Board of Film Certification did not deemed it fit to pass the film from their end. Ensuring that the film gets a safe release and doesn't suffer the same fate as before, Padmaavat team is taking every step with utmost caution this time. "Changing the name of the film from Padmavati is not enough", the minister of state for social justice and empowerment said.
So far, only Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has said the film will be allowed to release in his state.
The film's screenings have already been banned in the neighbouring states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Padmaavat has faced a major backlash from fringe groups in the recent time as the independent organisation claims that the film showcases untruthful facts and distorted historical events.
Rajasthan was among the states that announced a ban on the film a year ago amid fierce protests by Rajput groups.
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The film was supposed to hit screens on December 1, 2017, but the release got stalled following protests.
We are grateful to the government authorities, CBFC, film fraternity and our fans for their support.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji will bring it's cinematic magic to the big screen on January 25th. "We are humbled with the vast support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity", said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18.
"We had banned the film's release before polls, and that order still stays". Finally, the release date is announced. It is an attempt to wipe off the negative publicity that the film has garnered in the last one month.
With a January 25 release, "Padmaavat" is set to clash with Akshay Kumar's "PadMan".