So we told you a while back that the Censors have asked Bhansali to change the film's title if he wants his labour of love to see the light of day.

Well, we have heard they suggested that the title can be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat!

Well, what can we say---if this indeed did happen.

For those who've come in a trifle late,.....

The Board of Film Certification had their examining committee screening on the 28th of December.

The decision was to give the film a U/A certification along with some modifications and a likely change of the film’s title.

Other key modifications involve 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 meet consisted of the regular examining committee members along with the CBFC officials and a special advisory panel in presence of the Chairman Prasoon Joshi.

The film was approached with a balanced view keeping in mind both the  Filmmakers and the Society.

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.

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A Still Of Deepika Padukone From The Song Ghoomar 

The special panel consisted of Shri Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr.Chandramani Singh and Prof K.K. Singh of the Jaipur University. The members of the panel had insights and also some reservations regarding the claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects,which were duly discussed at length. The committee is appreciative of their time.

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A Still Of Deepika Padukone From The Song Ghoomar 

The filmmakers, BhansaIi Productions, in a written communication to CBFC had also requested that a panel of historians/academicians and members of the Rajput community view the film. The Film's final 3D application had been submitted on the 28th of November.

Having a specialist panel at CBFC has been in practice in earlier circumstances as well. Aarakshan’ a film for which an eminent panel representing a concerned group was created and for Jodhaa Akbar wherein Historical experts were called in.

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A Still Of Deepika Padukone From The Song Ghoomar 

The modification details and CBFCs decision regarding this film was shared with the producers and the director Mr.Bhansali who attended the feedback session post the screening and  are in agreement with the modifications.

The series of events around this film have been unprecedented and CBFC has proceeded within the guidelines in a mindful and positive manner.

The certificate as per procedure will be issued once the required modifications are carried out and final material submitted.


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