Padmavathi Has More issues
Padmaavat, formerly titled Padmavati, witnessed severe dissent ever since it began filming, from fringe outfits, initially and the censor board soon after. The film was originally scheduled for December 1, 2017, but its release was deferred due to incomplete paperwork. Padmaavat has now been cleared by the censor board after adding another ‘a’ and dropping the letter ‘i’ in its title.
Rajput groups such as the Karni Sena have staged rampant protests against the film, alleging that the makers distorted history and filmed a dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji inspite of Bhansali denying allegations as such, consistently.
After CBFC’s approval, makers of Padmaavat changed the title of the film on its official handles on social media including Twitter and Instagram.
However, Padmaavat’s clearance by the CBFC hasn’t satisfied the Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh governments, that have banned the film in its respective states.
Padmaavat casts Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in principal roles. It will release on January 25, when it will clash with Akshay Kumar’s PadMan at the box-office.
The decision was taken at a Haryana cabinet meeting.
Haryana becomes the fifth BJP ruled state to ban the film, after Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, UP, and Gujarat.