Padmavati Row: CBFC chief denies rumours of ordering 26 cuts

On December 28, a special panel consisting of historians, professors and CBFC members viewed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, a film that has been attracting uncalled controversies for a long time now. A U/A certificate was decided for the film. But just when we thought the long hassle had reached an end, rumours of CBFC ordering 26 cuts broke the internet.

Now, chief Prasoon Joshi has opened up and goes on to clarify that absolutely no cuts have been asked. (Also Read: Padmavati: Ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani BLAMES the board for sidelining the film)

“There are no cuts suggested in this film by CBFC, only five modifications,” he told IANS.

The examining committee asked the name to be changed to ‘Padmavat’ from ‘Padmavati’, since the film’s story is attributed to the poem of the same name, and not to historical events.

The makers have been also asked to run a disclaimer stating the film doesn’t endorse the practise of Sati.

Joshi also said that the changes “are completely in agreement with the filmmakers — the producers and director of the film”.

A new release date is awaited soon.

Inputs From IANS