Padmavati gets green signal; Karni Sena says CBFC under pressure: 10 points

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Padmavati to be renamed Padmavat as Censor Board clears film with "30 changes".

"Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University".

"According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of its examining committee December 28 and chose to give the film a "UA certification" along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis of the attributed material/creative source".

He added that the producers and director had been asked to run a disclaimer saying the movie does not "claim historical accuracy", and that they were "completely in agreement" with the suggestions. However, the censor board has agreed to certify the film only after it changes the name to Padmavat.

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The CBFC had invited historians to review the film since the makers said that it was partially based on facts. After making few changes, the film will be released on silverscreen. Uncertainty has been looming large over the movie's release since a few months, but on Saturday, CBFC - following a examining committee meeting - said it has chose to give a U/A certificate to the movie subject to modifications.

Padmavati, which will now be called Padmavat, stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.

CBFC had also approached three erstwhile rulers, Raghuveer Singh of Sirohi, Maharawal Jagmal Singh of Banswara and Vishwaraj Singh Mewar, for their expert views on the film. There will also be changes in the already-released "Ghoomar" song. "It will not change the fact that the movie refers to real places, my ancestors and other persons in history with their names continuing to remain the same", Singh wrote in a letter to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman Prasoon Joshi. "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", Joshi said. They also alleged that the film shows an intimate sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Queen Padmavati. They said queens never performed Ghoomar, a traditional folk dance.

Trouble started in January this year when Rajasthan-based fringe group Rajput Karni Sena assaulted Bhansali on the sets in Jaipur.