Padmavati to release in March 2018 with 26 cuts, new name

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The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has said the filmmakers are in agreement with the modifications (See graphic). The decision was made after the meeting of CBFC's examining committee.

Erstwhile Mewar royal family member Vishvaraj Singh on Saturday said cosmetic changes like changing the title of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming Bollywood film from "Padmavati" to "Padmavat" would not change the facts.

The other key modifications suggested in the meeting include those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song "Ghoomar" to befit the character portrayed.

The film got stuck in controversy after various Rajput groups alleged that it distorts history, a claim repeatedly denied by the director.

"Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University".

Meanwhile, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said that it will be a great day for the entire film industry and film lovers when the film will be on the screens.

"The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society". CBFC wants makers to change the name of the film as they can't directly address this film as the story of Rani Padmini otherwise Karni sena would definitely protest against it.

The film is based on Padmavat, a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, who gives an account of a Rajput queen of Chittor who chooses to kill herself rather than be captured by Delhi ruler Alauddin Khilji.

Historians are divided over whether Padmavati ever existed. However, the protest around the film grew more just ahead of its scheduled theatrical release on 1st December 2017. Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi from this pressure spoke to the media and said if Padmavat releases in theatres, the men belonging to Sri Rajput Karna Sena will vandalize each and every cinema hall showing the flick.

Members of the political organisation also physically assaulted Bhansali during the film's shooting in Jaipur earlier this year. "And I think the issue should now finally end", Chauhan told ANI.

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