Wow! Padmaavat becomes first Indian movie to achieve this big feat

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New Delhi | Published: January 15, 2018 11:10:46 PM

Leaving the past controversy behind Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat is all set to release on January 25.

padmaavat, deepikapadukone starrer padmaavat, deepika padukone, sanjay leela bhansali directed padmaavatThe movie was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.

Leaving the past controversy behind Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat is all set to release on January 25. Padmaavat will be the 1st Indian movie to have a Global IMAX 3D release. The movie will be released by Paramount Pictures outside the country. Last week, the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali finally got the release date after renaming it from Padmavati. The film will have a big clash with Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which is also slated to be released on the same date. The movie was earlier scheduled to release on December 1, last year but landed in controversy after a group named Rajput Karni Sena raised objections to the portrayal of Queen Padmini (Deepika’s character) in the film. a number of political and religious groups also joined the protests objecting to the film’s content suggesting that it tarnished the image of the Rajput culture.

The movie which is now called Padmaavat, was screened for a special bench of historians who suggested five changes including replacing in the title from Padmavati to Padmavat. The movie is said to be inspired by Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmaavat. The movie was cleared by CBFC a few weeks ago with a UA certificate. Its chief Prasoon Joshi had said that the board asked filmmakers 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”. He further said that these suggested changes “are completely in agreement with the filmmakers — the producers and director of the film”. Sccepted these suggestions by the CBFC, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film cahanged the movie’s name to Padmavat.

Even as the film’s trailer was applauded by all earlier, controversies began soon after. Karni Sena objected to the way Deepika’s character was shown in the film. A number of death threats were also issued against the filmmaker and Deepika Padukone.When Akshay Kumar was aked about his film Padman’s clash with Padmavathe said, “Every film has the right to release whenever they want, and I am happy for them.” Another film that was coming on the same weekend was Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary. However its makers decided to postpone its release to February 9.

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