Padmavati row: UK Censor board gives it a green signal, to be released on Dec 1

Padmavati gets to keep its original date, though not in its home country. The film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor has reportedly been given a go-ahead by the British Board of Film Classification. The British censor board has cleared the costume drama with a U rating for December 1 release.The film’s producers, however, say the film will not be screened in British theatres before it is cleared by India’s censor board.

The Shri Rajput Karni Sena  of Rajasthan had raised  objections against the release of the film Padmavati, since it allegedly misrepresented facts and showed Rani Padmini in a bad light. The community carried out protests by vandalising the sets of the film and threatening to behead  Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the lead actress Deepika Padukone who will be playing the role of Rani Padmini. The Indian censor board had denied certification, owing to which the filmmakers had to push the release date indefinitely.

 

Athulya Nambiar