Sanjay Leela Bhasnali’s controversial movie ‘Padmaavat’ to release on 25th January 2018

After facing helm controversy, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmaavat’ is going to be released on 25th January 2018. Featuring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in leading roles, the Hindi film was earlier scheduled to release on 17th November 2017. As CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) hadn’t given green signal for the release, the film’s release date was postponed.

Rajasthan’s Rajput Karni Sena protested against the film and vandalised the sets at shooting location. A group of people from Rajput community alleged that the movie had a dream sequence between the characters of Allauddin Khilji and Queen Padmini. Filmmakers refuted those allegations and said that those were just rumours. However, the Karni Sena kept on opposing the film’s release.

According to the next schedule, the movie was slated to release on 1st December 2017. The intense agitations and protests entailed the filmmakers to postpone the release date. A committee of historians and senior officials was appointed for reviewing the film in the presence of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The committee found no such scene in the film and declared that the movie is ready to release.

After CBFC cleared the film with ‘U/A’ certificate, filmmakers made final confirmation about the release date and announced that the movie will hit screens on 25th January this year. According to the trade analysts, the movie is expected to open to a huge occupancy on first day. Experts have predicted that the film will earn more than Rs 80 crore in opening weekend.

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