Padmaavat, earlier Padmavati, has been one of India's most controversial movies. Sets were vandalized, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped, the actors received death threats and a bounty was announced for cutting off Deepika Padukone's nose.
All this was based on rumors that the movie insulted Rajput queen Padmini, on which it is based.
The case even reached the SC, which refused to intervene.
Yesterday, Padmavati officially became Padmaavat. The Deepika, Shahid Kapoor and Ranbir Singh starrer is set to hit the screens on January 25. The Karni Sena, the spearheader of the anti-Padmaavat campaign, has threatened violence, but some governments like Maharashtra have assured security, especially to theatres.