CBFC gives conditional nod for release of ‘Padmavati’

NEW DELHI: In a relief for the makers of ‘Padmavati’, which has been embroiled in controversy, the Central Board for Film Cerification has agreed to give a clearance to the film subject to certain conditions, including change in its name to ‘Padmavat’, trade sources said on Saturday.

Trade sources said that the CBFC, which held a meeting of its examining committee on December 28 to review the film, has agreed to give a ‘UA’ certificate to the film on three conditions which include the change in the name of the film from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’ and putting a disclaimer before the start of the movie and during interval that the film does not glorify the practice of Sati.

Trade sources said that the CBFC has also suggested some minor cuts in the film, including some modifications in the song ‘Ghoomar’. A statement by the CBFC said that the certificate as per procedure will be issued once the required modifications suggested by it are carried out and final material submitted to the CBFC.

The CBFC statement said that no cuts had been suggested in the film and that only some modifications had been suggested. The CBFC had appointed a special panel of noted historians to view the film. Considering the complexities and concerns around the film, the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision of the CBFC official committee. (AGENCIES)



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