In a row to issue raised with Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmavati’ new outcome is approval from CBFC with some lame suggestions like changing movie name from Padmavati to Padmavat.
the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared the decks for the release of Padmavati. The Deepika Padukone-starrer film created a huge stir and even bounties were offered as various religious communities and political parties expressed anger over the content of the film. While the Karni Sena and Rajput community alleged the film portrayed the Rajput queen in a bad light, others argued it gloried ‘Sati’ and ‘Johar’.
Jokes cracked on verdict of CBFC on twitter are as:
Finally CBFC found out that all problems in release of movie #Padmavati is because of the last alphabet “i”. So they changed title of #Padmavati to #Padmavat. If Sanjay Leela Bhansali would have taken the help of astrologer CBFC long back then he wouldn’t have faced any problem.
— Invincible (@i_me_my5elf) December 30, 2017
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 30, 2017
— Awais Khan (@awaisarcasm) December 30, 2017
The board held an examining committee meeting on December 28 where they decided to allow the film to release with a U/A certificate. However, the CBFC has asked for several cuts and a change in the film’s title, from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’. This is owing to the fact that the film is inspired by 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
As soon as the news spread on social media, people were divided about CBFC’s stand. While some thought it was an apt decision to change the film’s name to Padmavati, as its origin lies in the fictional poem, others thought it made no sense, as the content still remains the same.