Padmavati gets U/A certificate from censor board, may change titleLast updated on Dec 30, 2017, 03:16 pm
Despite furious protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmavati, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted a U/A (parental guidance) certificate to the film.
The board has, however, reportedly suggested that the film's name be changed to 'Padmavat', and has recommended some cuts.
Censor board chief Prasoon Joshi, reportedly sought the opinion of two Rajasthan-based professors before clearing the movie.
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The British censor board's take on Padmavati
Last month, the British censor board gave Padmavati a 12A rating and cleared the film without any cuts.
Reasons behind the deferred release of Padmavati
Padmavati's original release date of 1st December was pushed back as protests raged across various states.
In addition, objections were raised because the movie did not have censor board clearance.
Rajput groups had alleged that Bhansali's movie distorted history, a claim which the director has repeatedly refuted.
Interestingly, however, historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.
Earlier, royal family was apprehensive about examining Padmavati
Last week, member of the Udaipur royal family, Vishvaraj Singh, who was contacted by Prasoon Joshi, stated that he was apprehensive about assessing the film.
'I have strong reservations about seeing the film as to my mind it will open a Pandora's box of new and pointless discussions," he said.
He further termed it as 'an embodiment of unprofessional and unethical style of functioning'.