Censor Board okays Padmavati with UA certificate, Bhansali may have to change the film title


The Central Board of Film Certification, also known as the censor board, on Saturday approved Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati with UA certificate. This was after the examining committee met on 28 December to review Padmavati.

The censor board has also asked the makers of Padmavati to make some modifications even likely change of the title to Padmavat. The certificate will be issued only after the required and agreed modifications have been made.

The CBFC, headed by noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi, said that 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,” it was quoted by ANI.

It further added, “Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr.Chandramani Singh and Prof K.K. 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 filmmakers have also been asked to add disclaimers about Sati and Ghoomar.

Karni Sena, the right-wing Hindu group, which had resorted to violence to protest against the movie, has refused to accept the CBFC’s view.


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