Some of the key modifications suggested include those pertaining to disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title. The film was surrounded by controversies for the past one year.
At least 159 activists of the Rajasthan-based Karni Sena were arrested today while protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certifications office here against the clearance given to Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavat", earlier titled "Padmavati".
In the case of Udta Punjab, producers Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap went to the Bombay High Court to get their film cleared (only a few minor cuts were imposed), but that's not the case with Padmavat, whose delay has already cost a significant amount to producers Viacom Motion Pictures. We believe that these changes are in line with the filmic depiction of the story we wanted to tell, " he said. As Per Latest Reports Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film is all set to hit the screens on January 25, 2018.
On December 30, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) made a decision to give the movie UA certificate with the suggestion that the title of the movie be changes to "Padmavat" from "Padmavati".
Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.
The five modifications included title change from Padmavati to Padmavat as the filmmakers have attributed their creative source as the fictional poem Padmavat and not history. All the two actors will be under round-the-clock security cover until the release of the movie.
Meanwhile, CBFC has suggested some 300 cuts to the film."The makers submitted the final film with agreed five modifications". And will be clashing with Akshay Kumar's Pad Man.