"We firmly deny all speculation on extensive cuts to the film and want to reiterate that only the above changes and disclaimers per guidance of the CBFC have been made". The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title.
The Karni Sena, a Rajput outfit, has been persistent in threatening the makers of "Padmavat" of dire consequences if it is released on 25 January.
Security has been beefed up outside the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai after Karni Sena workers reached there to stage a protest against the release of the film.
Mr. Joshi said that they have approved the film and CBFC should not get involved in any controversy and he also added - "Let's refrain from utilizing CBFC's name unnecessarily".
There have been reports that the CBFC had suggested around 300 cuts before clearing the movie.
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The Central Board of Film Certification had an examining committee meeting on December 28, where it was decided at the meeting that the movie will be given a U/A certification as long as the makers incorporate suggestions and modifications suggested.
Disclaimer to make it clear that the film in no manner supports or glorify the practice of Sati.
The controversies around the film Padmaavat seems to have no stopping. Amidst all the violence and agitation on the surface as the movie is nearing its release date, states are being extra cautious about the audience's reaction. The historians were astonished whether Padmini actually existed. The Ghoomar song was also asked to be changed to fit the character in it.The latest development is the change in the title, which was one of the modifications suggested by the censor board.