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Karni Sena Protests Against Censor Board In Mumbai, Over 150 Arrested

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Ghoomar song- Padmaavat

According to a release issued by the CBFC, the board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and made a decision to give the film a "UA certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis the attributed material/creative source". The Karni Sena has also demanded the resignation of Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of CBFC.

A series of controversies, which included threat from a fringe group, led to the delayng of the launch of the film from its initial date of Dec 1. Padmavat might get a better opening at the box office or might beat Padman in its theatrical run but due to its controlled budget and pre-sold rights like overseas, music and satellite and others, Padman will definitely emerge as a clear victor and will easily become one of the most profitable films of the year.

The controversies around the film Padmaavat seems to have no stopping.

The CBFC had suggested five changes in the film including the changing of title and putting additional disclaimers.

CBFC gave it the green signal with a U/A certification in consultation with a three-member advisory panel.

"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".

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

It is co-produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

Karni Sena members though are not satisfied with the changes suggested.

Protestor outside the CBFC office said, " We don't trust anyone before we have seen the film ourselves.

Last night, the official social media pages of Padmavati also changed the title to Padmaavat.With the official handles changing their names, we are now waiting for new film stills to release.

Padmavat, which was set to release on December 1st, will be released on January 25th.

The movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is slated to release on 25 January but the Rajasthan government has said they won't allow it to be exhibited in the state.

Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.

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