Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been officially renamed Padmaavat. The movie, which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is scheduled to be released on 25 January 2018. It will have a clash with R Balki’s Padman, which stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. Padmaavat has been one of the most controversial movie of the decade, as it has face severe opposition from the fringe group, Karni Sena from Rajasthan, whose members have objected to the content of the movie. And even though it has recieved certification from the censor board CBFC, Rajasthan has already banned it, stating that the content in the movie could cause violence and they aren’t equipped with the security.
Yesterday, the movie was given green light from the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, who said that if the movie has been cleared by the CBFC, then he has no problem with it being released in the state. The police chief had written to him, telling to stall the release during peak season as it could cause problems with the tourists, but Manohar stated that this is not peak season, and the movie can be released without much hassle.
Karni Sena has become adamant that they want a Nationwide ban for the movie, and have threaten to create violence by vandalizing the Cinema halls if Padmaavat is released on 25 January. They are not satisfied by the censor board’s clearance, citing historical distortions that have been written by the members of the panel that studied the movie.
Still, the movie is slated to finally release, and the promotion team seems to be getting ready to roll out some stuff from it, as it has been two months when the song, Ek Dil Ek Jaan was released and all the attention that the movie has gotten is because of the controversy stewed by the Karni Sena.