No 300 cuts for Padmavat hints CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi
Jan 12, 2018
Padmaavat has finally waded through all controversies and found its way to silver screens.
The period drama based a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is set for release on 25th January 2018. It has been at the centre of controversies for past one year, ever since Bhansali began shooting in January last year in Jaipur. The film got stuck after various Rajput groups alleged that it distorts history, a claim repeatedly denied by the director. Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.
“The makers have submitted the final film with agreed five modifications which have already been communicated and a U/A certificate has been given to the film. CBFC’s process is complete and any further news about cuts is absolutely untrue. Let’s refrain from utilizing CBFC’s name unnecessarily,” Prasoon Joshi, the CBFC chief told IANS.
The movie would lock horns with Akshay Kumar’s Padman, featuring, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the lead roles. It is the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham and his journey of finding a way to make cheap sanitary napkins for women who cannot afford it. Some serious box office clash!