Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama officially named as Padmaavat

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Although Padmavat is not the only film creating ripples in the film timetable but it surely is the first one to start the domino effect in 2018. The new name of the film is "Padmaavat".

CBFC, in consultation with a special advisory panel, saw the movie last month and chose to grant the film a U/A certificate with five modifications, including title change and two disclaimers.

The producers also said they appreciate the "balanced approach" adopted by the censor board to address the situation.

The report further read that "Padmavat" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been instructed to delete all references to Delhi, Chittorgarh and Mewar from the film and that "buzz is that they (the modifications) have resulted in as many as 300 cuts".

- Modifications to the song "Ghoomar" to make the depiction befitting to the character being portrayed.

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"Addition of a disclaimer which clearly makes the point that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it".

In the case of Udta Punjab, producers Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap went to the Bombay High Court to get their film cleared (only a few minor cuts were imposed), but that's not the case with Padmavat, whose delay has already cost a significant amount to producers Viacom Motion Pictures.

India has the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of films produced.

Some of the earlier speculations had stated that the film will be named as Padmavat, after the 16th century poem that the film is reportedly an adoption of. "We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed", Viacom18's company spokesperson added. The film was expected to be released on December 1, 2017 but was stalled due to protests.

This film got into a controversy after Rajput groups claimed that it distorts history. The historians were astonished whether Padmini actually existed.

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