Padmavat to hit the screens on Jan 25th
The makers of ‘PadMan’ have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change amid speculation that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed ‘Padmavat’ may hit theatres the same day.
B-town is abuzz that ‘Padmavat’, which has been making headlines due to its plot line, is set to release on January 25 – the same day as the Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘PadMan’.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said that Padmavat movie will not be released in Rajasthan.
In a media release, Raje said that martyrdom and sacrifice of Rani Padmini was an honour for all of us and it would not be allowed to be hurt.
Raje said Padmini was “more than just history for us”. She said she has asked state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria to take necessary steps to prevent the film’s release in cinema halls across Rajasthan.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat is set to release on January 25 across India after the filmmakers agreed to the amendments suggested by the Censor Board.
Even after Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Padmavati, with few changes, the storm surrounding it refuses to die down.
“Padmavat” — earlier “Padmavati” — was earlier slated for release on December 1, but got stuck after the Karni Sena claimed it distorted historical facts related to the Rajput community.
The film stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Before taking a decision, the censor board set up a special panel of historians and members of royal families from Rajasthan. But the Rajput Karni Sena, which led the protests against the film, is not convinced and has threatened to vandalise cinema halls that show the movie.