The release date of Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor- Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati has bene postponed. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the breaking news this afternoon. He tweeted, "#Padmavati release postponed... Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind #Padmavati, has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from 1 December 2017... We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course: Official statement."
#BreakingNews: #Padmavati release postponed... Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind #Padmavati, has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from 1 December 2017... We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course: Official statement.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 19, 2017
Here's what the official statement reads:
‘Viacom18 Motion Pictures,
the studio behind ‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the
film from December 1st 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most
gifted film makers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a
beautiful cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati’ that captures Rajput valor,
dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a
tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s
story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding
corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the
land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board
of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following
the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon
obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the
revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment
to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we
have in the past with our other projects such as ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’,
‘Queen’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and many more.’
Just yesterday, we reported to you that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) sent the film back to the makers due to technical errors, this morning, a new discussion has started around the film.
Reportedly, CBFC has specifically told the filmmakers that they will put the film in the queue when it comes back to them. When a film is sent to CBFC for certification, they generally take 68 days from the time of receiving the application to give the certificate.
"When they (makers) rectify the deficiency, we will again scrutinize it once more and when the turn comes we will examine it (film for certification)," a CBFC personnel told a leading daily.
We also told you how actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi supported Deepika and slammed the Rajput leader who announced a prize money for anyone who beheads Bhansali and Deepika.
Let's see what happens next in this controversy.