Padmavati becomes ‘Padmavat’, set to clash with Akshay Kumar’s PadMan on January 25

The Rajput Karni Sena objected to the way Deepika’s character was portrayed in the film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Various political and religious groups later joined the protests objecting to the film’s content saying it tarnished the image of the Rajput culture. Multiple death threats were issued against the filmmaker and lead actor Deepika. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film is said to be inspired by Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat. Padmavat was earlier scheduled to release on December 1, 2017 but the film landed into a controversy with a group named Rajput Karni Sena raising objections to the portrayal of Queen Padmini (Deepika’s character) in the film. 2018-01-09T10:59:37+00:00″>
Updated: January 9, 2018 10:59 am

The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat was deferred last month. #Padmavat to release on 25 Jan 2018… #RepublicDayWeekend
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 8, 2018
The film was cleared by CBFC a few weeks ago with a UA certificate. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the producers of the film are yet to release a statement on the same. Also Read | Padmavati controversy: As the film gets clearance from CBFC, here’s a timeline of the hurdles it faced
The film’s trailer was applauded by all but the controversies began soon after. Padmavat, as it is now being called, was screened for a special bench of historians who suggested five modifications which included the change in the title from Padmavati to Padmavat. Conceding to these suggestions by the CBFC, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film will now be named as Padmavat. Joshi had said these suggested changes “are completely in agreement with the filmmakers — the producers and director of the film”. CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi had said that the board had asked the makers to “add a disclaimer which clearly makes the point that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it”. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor will arrive on January 25. It was being speculated that the film will clash with PadMan but when Akshay Kumar was asked about the same, he said, “Every film has the right to release whenever they want, and I am happy for them.” The third film coming on the same weekend was Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, but now its makers have postponed its release to February 9. With the release of three big films on the Republic Day weekend, the audience will surely have a gala time at the movies. Related News
Padmavat vs PadMan and other Bollywood box office clashes in 2018No Padmavat screening in Rajasthan, her dignity at stake: Vasundhara RajePadmavat vs Pad Man on Jan 25; but let’s put a period on those old jokesSanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, now called ‘Padmavat’, has finally got a release date. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the release date on Twitter saying, “#Padmavat to release on 25 Jan 2018… #RepublicDayWeekend”. This means it is set for a big clash with Akshay Kumar’s PadMan.