Padmaavat makers are leaving no stones unturned to make sure nothing in the film offends the fringe groups so that there is a peaceful screening of the film across India. After some people objected to the skin show of Deepika Padukone in the song Ghoomar and wanted the song to be removed from the film, the makers came up with an idea which would not offend people. Apparently the shots of Deepika’s tummy peeping out of her elaborate ghagra-choli during the ‘Ghoomar’ dance number were found to be “unbecoming” of the character of the Royal Queen that the actress is portraying in the film. The song sequence has now been once again been released with this modification, where Deepika Padukone’s midriff is no more visible.
The CBFC’s Examining Committee asked the film’s producers to remove the shots where her stomach was visible. The director preferred to conceal Deepika’s belly through computer graphics, according to Bollywood Hungama. . The song has been at the centre of national debate over the supposed “wrong, inaccurate” portrayal of the 13th century fabled Rajput queen Padmini of Chittorgarh. The film had been re-submitted to the CBFC after being modified. The film’s title too has been changed to Padmaavat after a recommendation from the CBFC.
The Supreme Court today also rejected the plea seeking urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that sought cancellation of Censor Board’s certificate granted to controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’. The court had also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or order banning the screening of the film. Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments have not issued any formal order but had stated that they would not allow the exhibition of the film.