Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited epic period drama Padmavat, after being granted a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification, will finally hit the screens on January 25.
However, controversies are far from over for the film as the Government of Rajasthan has refused to release it in the state.
Padmavat, formerly known as Padmavati, has been amid controversy ever since the trailers were out, creating a major fuss for the Rajasthan-based fringe group Rajput Karni Sena.
The fringe group has been protesting an alleged romantic sequence between Padmavati (based on the legend of Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh) and Mughal Emperor Alauddin Khilji played by Ranveer Singh. The group also objected to Padmavati’s dance in the song Ghoomar from the film saying that the Rajput queens never danced in front of anyone.
Despite the changes in the film, the fringe is adamant on its stand and this latest development proves that the Rajasthan Government has bowed down to their demands.