Padmaavat: Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai, 96 arrested

Padmaavat: Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai, 96 arrested

According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and chose to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis the attributed material/creative source".

In an official statement, the producers said, "We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that CBFC has taken to address this situation".

Over 70 activists of the Rajasthan- based Karni Sena were detained here today while protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certification's office against the clearance given to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavat", earlier titled "Padmavati".

There have been reports that the CBFC had suggested around 300 cuts before clearing the movie.

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Some of the key modifications suggested include those pertaining to disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. The Ghoomar song was also asked to be changed to fit the character in it.The latest development is the change in the title, which was one of the modifications suggested by the censor board.

It is co-produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. We believe that these changes are in line with the filmic depiction of the story we wanted to tell, " he said.

Jeevan Singh Solanki, a Karni Sena member, said: "We will not let the film release in the country under any circumstances".

According to the spokesperson, the final release date of the movie will be announced soon. The CBFC's process is complete and any further news about cuts etc is absolutely untrue."Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini of Chittor, who committed Jauhar(self-immolation) after Alauddin Khilji invaded her fort. Shahid plays Rawal Ratan Singh, Deepika's husband". The film will clash with Pad Man, starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, at the box office.

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