The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has finally decided to give a U/A certificate to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati post a meeting of the examining committee on December 28. CBFC, however, has suggested some modifications in the film, the most prominent being the film’s name to be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat. Padmavat is the name of Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic 16th century poem, on which the film is based.
The other modifications include the use of disclaimers, particularly one stating that the ‘Sati’ practice is not being glorified. The song ‘Ghoomar’ will also be modified to befit the character of Rani Padmini.
The meeting was attended by CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi, other censor board officials and regular examining committee members.
Bhansali’s 150-crore period drama Padmavati starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor has been marred by controversies right from the start. It’s initial release date was December 1, 2017. The film, however, could not be released due to protests across states and lack of censor clearance.