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Padmaavat to hit theatres on 25th January

14 Jan 2018 | By Shiladitya Ray
Padmaavat release date officially announced

The makers of the controversy-ridden epic period drama Padmaavat (previously titled 'Padmavati') have officially announced the film's release date.

After having a rough journey right from the beginning, Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh, is finally set to hit Indian theatres on 25th January.

Here's what some people associated with the movie had to say.

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14 Jan 2018Padmaavat to hit theatres on 25th January

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Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Himachal ban Padmaavat screenings

Release historyGujarat, 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.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's dream finally comes true

"Padmaavat is a dream come true for me...I would also like to thank the entire film fraternity for supporting Viacom18 and Bhansali Productions through the entire production and pre-release phase and hope they like the film they so supported," said director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.