Padmavat: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi clears the air about demanding 300 cuts in the film

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Finally! The release date of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama ‘Padmavat’ earlier titled ‘Padmavati’ was announced a few days back. The film which has been embroiled in controversies over alleged distortion of historical facts will be hitting the screens on January 25. But with CBFC clearance, there came a lot of alterations in the film.

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A few reports had it that the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been instructed to delete all references to Delhi, Chittorgarh and Mewar from the film and these modifications have resulted in as many as 300 cuts. But, contrary to the reports, CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi has now come out with a clarification refuting all these reports. (Also Read: ‘Aiyaary’ pushed ahead, as it’s ‘PadMan’ V/S ‘Padmavat’, this Republic Week)

He has given a statement to a news agency saying, “The makers have submitted the final film with agreed five modifications. These modifications have tried to incorporate observations and suggestions given by the advisory panel and also in keeping with the sentiments of society. This has already been communicated by CBFC and a U/A certificate has been given to the film.”

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“CBFC’s process is complete and any further news about cuts is absolutely untrue. Let’s refrain from utilising CBFC’s name unnecessarily,” added the CBFC chairman.

‘Padmavat’ was earlier scheduled to release on December 1. The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

Inputs from IANS