Deepika Padukone 'Padmavati' Film Title Changed has Padmaavat

Padmaavat has faced a major backlash from fringe groups in the recent time as the independent organisation claims that the film showcases untruthful facts and distorted historical events. The film was previously scheduled to release on Dec 1.

"Padmaavat" will be releasing the same day as Akshay Kumar's "PadMan". In tweets shared by Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor with their character posters featuring a changed title, the actors finally put the rumours behind the release date to an end. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stand against the film hasn't changed even after Padmavati becomes Padmaavat. The Rajasthan government has, however, decided against releasing it in the state. The Sena, who has demanded a complete ban on the film, gave out the statement, 'The film should be canned and thrown into the flames of Jauhar. The film will witness a mega-scale release across maximum screens, languages & formats covering 2D, 3D & Imax 3D in India & the world. We hope we will surpass the expectations of our fans from across the world.

The Prasoon Joshi-led Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certified Padmavati a "U/A", after suggesting modifications that Bhansali and the film team accepted. Padmaavat is a story that's inherently Indian in its context, ethos and values.

Paramount Pictures will distribute the film across select worldwide markets, including non-traditional territories.

After Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje declared on Monday that the film will not be released in her state, chief ministers of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh made it clear that they won't allow the film to be screened in their states as well.

"'Padmaavat' will create its own benchmark as an immortal classic when it releases across the world on January 25", Andhare said.

So far, only Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has said the film will be allowed to release in his state.

  • David Armstrong