Censor Board Wants "Padmavati" Renamed "Padmavat", 5 Changes To Film - <b>Technical Lobby</b>

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Censor Board Wants "Padmavati" Renamed "Padmavat", 5 Changes To Film

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" a UA certificate and has suggested the director to change the film's title to "Padmavat".
According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and decided to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis the attributed material/creative source".
The filmmakers - the producers and the director of the film - are reported to have agreed to the changes.
The censor board said it wanted the disclaimer to clearly state that the film does not claim historical accuracy, modify misleading references to historical places and incorporate a second disclaimer which clearly makes the point that the film does not subscribe to the practice of Sati or seek to glorify it.
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The board, however, does want the filmmakers to modify the song, Ghoomar, "to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed".
Mr Joshi explained the board's suggestion to change the name from "Padmavati" to "Padmavat" to the filmmakers describing the fictional Poem Padmavat as their creative source.
The special panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and professor K K Singh of the Jaipur University.
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"The members of the panel had insights and also some reservations regarding the claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length."
The filmmakers, Bhansali Productions, in a written communication to CBFC, had also requested that a panel of historians/academicians and members of the Rajput community view the film.
'Padmavati', the 190-crore film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has drawn angry protestsin Rajasthan where fringe groups like the Karni Sena say the movie "distorts history". Though they have not seen the movie, leaders of the Karni Sena and several politicians say the 13th-century queen, Padmini, has been disrespected by Mr Bhansali suggesting in his movie that she was romantically involved with Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji. 
Mr Bhansali has denied any allusion to a love story, but several BJP-ruled states including Rajasthan have banned the movie, declaring they will not permit it to screen even if it is cleared by the censor board. 'Padmavati' has been produced by Viacom-18; the film's release was originally planned for December 1, but has been pushed back.
Padmini, according to legend, was a Rajput warrior queen from Chittor in Rajasthan who set herself on fire to save her honour after Khilji defeated her husband in battle.

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