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‘Padmavati’ release date postponed, won’t hit the screens on Dec 1

Posted on 24 November 2017 by admin

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ has been postponed. It was earlier scheduled to release on December 1 but now the film has been pushed behind. The makers are yet to announce the new release date. With only 10 days to go, ‘Padmavati’ has not yet got the clearance from CBFC. Above all the film is facing protests from various communal groups across the country.

A spokesperson of Viacom 18 says, “The studio has voluntarily deferred the release date of Padmavati from December 1, 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted film makers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati’ that captures Rajput valor, dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification.

We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Queen, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and many more.”

It was earlier reported that censor board Chief Prasoon Joshi highly miffed with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for violating censor board rules. The makers send the periodic drama for CBFC certification but the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) sent the film back to the makers due to technical errors.

CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi slammed the makers of ‘Padmavati’ for arranging screening of the film privately for selected individuals. He stated that that the film did not carry the ‘disclaimer’ that was needed and also mentioned that the makers cannot screen the film for anyone without Censor Board’s clearance.

New release date will be announced soon.


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