WHO CAUSED PADMAVATI POSTPONEMENT: Gujarat Elections? Incomplete Film? Or, Censor Board?

SpotboyE.com brings you THE REAL STORY. There are ONLY THREE possibilities why Padmavati will not release on December 1. We have all the details...

The talk of town is that the much-awaited Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmavati is not keeping its appointment of its release date, December 1, 2017.

But the million dollar question is: Why?

Straight to the point:

Rumours are flying thick and fast that Padmavati's final print is still not ready, at least not the 3D version. Sources say that the VFX is still going on in Ajay Devgn's Studios, Prime Focus and at least two other places. It was a race against time and the makers (Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18) could not win it. 

a still from padmavati
A Still From Padmavati

Yesterday, you and I woke up to a story which said that "the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has sent Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Padmavati back to him and Viacom 18, saying the application for the certification was incomplete". 

Now, this sent out a tinge of suggestion that perhaps the Censors' Examining Committee had either seen the film or at least got the film on their table.

a still from padmavati
A Still From Padmavati

That story was substantiated by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures' COO Ajit Andhare saying that "the print is with the CBFC and it can still see it if it wants to."

However, according to a source in the know, "“The Censor Board could not have got the print of Padmavati under any circumstances.The producer is informed of the Censor screening maximum only a day before. CBFC never accepts content and stores it. You don't send the film back at scrutiny level; it's just that you send the Application Form back.

a still from padmavati
A Still From Padmavati

Padmavati was at the scrutiny level and its paperwork was a bit incomplete. Incomplete paperwork means that the makers had not filled the form completely. If I am not wrong, it was not mentioned that what genre does the film belong to. Plus, it did not carry the disclaimer.

Now note well, that the disclaimer is not sent in the print because as I said, the print never arrives to the Censor Board before the screening date, and that too the producer or his team personally carry it with them at the decided theatre where the screening is slayed to be held.

a still from padmavati
A Still  From Padmavati

And mind you, this return of papers happens in case of almost every film.

There are 68 days allotted to the Censor Board to do their work (SEE CHART BELOW). Sadly, most films come very late. But from now onward, the filmmakers will have to adhere to the rule. The first 10 days are given to scrutiny, which involves completion of paperwork in all respects."

So, was it really the Censors? Was the print sent out to the Peddar Road office as a special case?


A quick question: Will the 68-day rule be really imposed  on others as well, or is it just for Padmavati?

This morning, we woke up to reports are that Kshatriya community leaders from BJP have apparently written to the Chief Election Commissioner demanding the stalling of Padmavati release ahead of Gujarat elections. According to reports, BJP vice-president I.K. Jadeja has received representations from Kshatriya community in 17-18 districts of Gujarat.

So, what's the truth? Will we ever know? It's trippy.

a still from padmavati
A Still From Padmavati

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