Viacom18 Motion Pictures recently said in a statement, “We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course.” The people have been blaming the makers for distorting the facts but the makers have repeatedly denied that charge.
The deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya said that we will only allow screening of the film in the state after all the ‘objectionable scenes’ are edited out.
A day after the Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje urged Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani to ensure the movie is not released without necessary changes so that it does not lead to law and order issues in the country, the makers of the film deferred its release.
Prasoon Joshi, the chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had also slammed the makers of the film on Saturday for allowing the film to be screened for some media channels before obtaining a certificate from the board. In response to that, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures said, “We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film.” They also went ahead to mention that the film was a cinematic masterpiece capturing “Rajput valour, dignity and tradition in all its glory.
This is not the first time Bhansali’s film has landed into such a controversy. However, Padmavati has been in limelight ever since Bhansali started shooting the film. The security for Bhansali and Padukone has been stepped up after threats.