The makers of the controversy-ridden epic period drama Padmaavat (previously titled 'Padmavati') have officially announced the film's release date.
Here's what some people associated with the movie had to say.
Padmaavat release date officially announced
Deepika Padukone announces release date on Twitter
Get ready to witness the epic tale #Padmaavat on 25th January 2018, in theatres near you!Now also in 3D, Imax 3D, Tamil & Telugu! @filmPadmaavat @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor pic.twitter.com/K6vxrPYSK1— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 14, 2018
Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Himachal ban Padmaavat screenings
Padmaavat had originally been scheduled for release on 1st December, 2017.
However, after widespread protests alleging distortion of history by right-wing groups across the country, the release date was pushed back. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone reportedly received death threats too during the protests.
Yet, despite the Censor board's clearance, Padmaavat will not be screened in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.
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