Viacom said in a press statement: "We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that CBFC has taken to address this situation", and listed the five modifications suggested by the CBFC.
A daily reported that to suit the demands of the CBFC, "one of Bollywood's leading directors was sitting in the editing suite at Rajkamal Studio at Parel, turning the specific locations of his magnum opus into la la land". 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.
The film, mired in controversy over its plot line, has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has asked its makers to change the title and suggested other modifications.
Members of Karni Sena were detained by Mumbai police after they "gheraoed" the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat". Amongst the suggested modifications was the title change of the film. This has already been communicated by CBFC and a U/A certificate has been given to the film.
Apart from this, changes have been ordered in the song "Ghoomar" to make the depiction "befitting" the character being portrayed.
Interestingly, the name of the movie's Twitter handle has been changed but the cover image is still of the poster, which reads Padmavati.
The person added on saying, "Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, as producers, have accepted and have made all the above changes. We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed".
On the same day, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje had announced that the controversial movie will not be released in the state on January 25.
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