CBFC has finally cleared Padmavati with an U/A certificate after they held a screen of the film on 28 December. CBFC has put some conditions which includes changing the name of the film from Padmavati to Padmavat and that too with the consent of the film-makers. News is taking rounds in the media that CBFC has ordered 26 cuts in the film, Prasoon Joshi (head of CBFC) has clarified that no such thing exists. CBFC has only demanded for a disclaimer that the film is completely fictitious and it has nothing to do with the queen Padmini.
Bhansali himself has said that film is based upon the poem of Malik Mohammad Jayasi titled Padmavat, which was written in 14th century. Poem may or may not have been inspired from real life queen as certain historians suggestions that Padmini was just a fictitious folklore. Historians are divided on the existence of Padmini and this is a risk that censor board is not willing to take especially after Karni sena protests against the film. CBFC has only asked for 5 very minor modifications in the film and no drastic cut is demanded for. It has been a large panel of historians and people from CBFC that have finally taken the decision to certify the film and let it release.
Padmavati/Padmavat was to release on 1st December 2017 but due to Rajput protests and CBFC not clearing the film, makers had to push the release infinitely. Release date of the film should be announced soon with the entire soundtrack. During the start of promotions, makers of the film released a trailer and 2 songs (Ghoomar, Ek Dil Ek Jaan) in both audio and video formats. Some official confirmation on the title and rest of the information will be coming from either SLB Productions or Viacom 18 regarding the status of film. Prasson Joshi has made it clear that Padmavati is being passed with minimum disturbance from the CBFC.