Padmavat: CBFC modifications may lead to 300 cuts in the film

Mumbai: After Udta Punjab, for which the CBFC suggested around 89 cuts, now the much heard and controversial film ‘Padmavat’ faces the ire of CBFC whose recommended modifications will now lead to 300 cuts.

According to the news reported in Free Press Journal, the Central Board of Film certification, had decided on December 28, and agreed to give the film a certificate. It had recommended several modifications before the film is set to be released.

Earlier the film was scheduled to be released on December 1, 2017 but postponed indefinitely by the makers of the film due to protests erupting from the Rajput community citing distortion of historical reasons and later banned by five states such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab.

The CBFC now headed by Prasoon Joshi recommended several modifications which are:

• Changing the title of the film from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’
• Delete all references to places such as Delhi, Mewar and Chittorgarh
• Modifications in the song ‘Ghoomar’
• Modifications to misleading or incorrect references to historical places
• There should be a disclaimer that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of sati or glorifies it

Since one of the modifications was to delete the references of cities mentioned above, the total number of cuts seems to be 300.

As the producers decided to release the film on January 25, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is busy in making these changes in Rajkamal studio.