The long-drawn battle between the makers of the film and the CBFC ended on December 28 previous year after the CBFC chose to give U/A certificate to the period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. The board has also given a U/A certificate. Rajput group Karni sena has now chose to call protest all over the country on the day of Padmaavat release by the name of janta curfew to stop the release. "Padmavat" has been given a censor certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The panel comprised four historians from Rajasthan, who Karni Sena claims, advised the CBFC against clearing the film. We firmly deny all speculation on extensive cuts to the film and want to reiterate that only the above changes and disclaimers (as) per guidance of the CBFC have been made. The Karni Sena has also demanded the resignation of Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of CBFC.
There have been reports that the CBFC had suggested around 300 cuts before clearing the movie. All the two actors will be under round-the-clock security cover until the release of the movie.
CBFC, in consultation with a special advisory panel, saw the movie last month and made a decision to grant the film a U/A certificate with five modifications, including title change and two disclaimers.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the film is based a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures have accepted the above changes. The changes include those pertaining to disclaimers, one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and even relevant modifications in the song Ghoomar. Padmaavat is a 200 crore film which is 50 more than Tiger Zinda Hai so it needs as many as audience as possible just to recover the budget and no one will travel out of their respective states to go and watch a film in cinema theater.