Padmavati row: Karni Sena threatens to vandalise halls


However, the censor board has clarified that the certificate will be issued only if the filmmakers make the 26 suggested cuts and change the name of the movie.

Bhansali, who appeared before a parliamentary panel, had said his lavishly-mounted Rs 150 crore period drama, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is based on the 16th century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. Talking about how the decision was reached upon, Joshi revealed, "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 after viewing the film on the evening of December 28".

In what could be a major respite to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the central board of film certification has agreed to give the film U/A certification only if the makers are ready to do few modification.

Singh further wrote that his questions to CBFC (raised in a letter on December 22) were relevant for every member of the panel and without resolving those issues, the committee's findings would remain a mirage.

Joshi said the producers and the director of the film are "completely in agreement" with the proposed modifications.

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"The panel formed to watch the movie was of the view that historical facts were distorted". Reports also suggests that makers will either remove Ghoomar song from film or re shoot it. Find out more in this video.

Historians are divided over whether Padmavati ever existed.

Despite the go-ahead, Karni Sena, an organization of the Rajput community, which has been protesting the movie's release on Saturday again urged a complete ban on "Padmavati" alleging "distortion of historical facts". Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi from this pressure spoke to the media and said if Padmavat releases in theatres, the men belonging to Sri Rajput Karna Sena will vandalize each and every cinema hall showing the flick.

The CBFC's suggestions were also slammed by a Mewar royal, who expressed his disappointment in a letter to Joshi.

He said that he will continue to protest against "Padmavati" in democratic manner.