PADMAVATI ROW: CBFC CLEARED THE FILM WITH U/A CERTIFICATE
The most controversial film of the year Padmavati may soon be set for release!
Yes, you read that right as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) finally passed the film with a U/A certificate — with the condition that the film’s title is changed from Padmavati to Padmavat and some other modifications.
A news portal quoted CBFC member saying, “The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) held a meeting of the examining committee on December 28 and came to a decision to give Padmavati a U/A certificate. The board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to ‘Padmavat‘ – and will issue the certificate once the modifications are made.”
He added, “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.”
“The 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.”
After the CBFC’s latest decision, social media is flooded with their opinions about CBFC’s this step
Makers of #Padmavati – please appeal to Revising Committee, then to Tribunal if needed. Fight the fight. Don’t be bullied.
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) December 30, 2017
The film faced so many controversies even before people saw it. This decision could have been taken before the film was opposed by people & political parties in several states: Pahlaj Nihalani, Former CBFC chief #Padmavati pic.twitter.com/j9a9w5Zi2K
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
Our people will be outside cinema halls & each hall which shows the film will be vandalised. Members of committee formed to review the film have opposed it but censor board is taking this decision due to underworld pressure: Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, Rajput Karni Sena #Padmavati pic.twitter.com/nTBdpstsIb
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
So 2018 begins with the release of #Padmavati as #Padmavat, with the changes suggested by #CBFC. All the best to @viacom18, #SanjayLeelaBhansali & the entire team. Great news for the #FilmIndustry. @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) December 30, 2017
#Padmavati ….honestly….it has become a JOKE ….and we as industry have become a laughing stock & easily avaialble punch bags for others !!!!
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) December 30, 2017
Shakespeare : What is In The Name ?
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) December 30, 2017
The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was postponed after death threats coming from various religious communities and political parties to the director as well as the lead actor Deepika Padukone, who plays Rani Padmavati in the film. Apart from Deepika, the film also stars Ranveer Singh as Allaudin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as MahaRaja Rawal Ratan Singh.
Although the censor board’s chairperson was replaced by another man but their decisions about the art and cuts in the films are still the same. What do you think about the CBFC’s decision? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.