From ‘Padmavati’ To ‘Padmavat’: They Wanted Deepika’s Nose But Settled With Just An ‘I’


Finally, one of the biggest controversies of the year has come to an end, and that too just in time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ was arguably the most talked about movie of the year, just because of all the drama that was surrounded by it, but the controversy has finally come to an end.

The movie, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, was supposed to come out this month, but the release was delayed due to objections from Rajput Karni Sena for showing Queen Padmini in a bad light. It also faced a lot of issues getting clearance from Central Board of Film Certification.

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But, it will finally see the light of the day, after of course going through some modifications that have been suggested by the censor board. The board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to ‘Padmavat’ – and will issue the certificate once the changes have been made. Along with that, some changes are also required to the song ‘Ghoomar’ and some disclaimers will be put before movie begins and during interval. With all of this then, ‘Padmavat’ will release with a U/A certificate.

“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,” an official of the censor board said.

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