Padmavat Talk of the Tinsel Town

If I attempt to bring to you the Top 10 entertainment news of the hour, my list will probably incomplete without the mention of the film 'Padmavat'. 'Padmavat' which was initially called 'Padmavati', is a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh along with Shahid Kapoor. A section of the society claimed that the movie hurt their sentiments and there were huge protests against it. Deepika Padukone was threatened to be beheaded. The news also made it to the list of Top 10 Celebrity News.

If you search for Top 10 lifestyle news you'll see one of them will be a rumor that says that the censor board attempts about 300 cuts in the movie. However, the film's producer has confirmed that there are no 300 cuts. The censor board has proposed five cuts in the movie. Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd has said that they appreciate this approach taken by the censor board. Prasoon Joshi, chairperson of CBFC, also said that about five modifications which also include the change of the name of the film have been proposed. Since the poem from which the movie is said to be inspired is named 'Padmavat', the CBFC wants the movie to be named so. The CBFC has also directed the producers to add two disclaimers in the beginning- one stating that the movie does not depict history in any way and another stating that the film does not promote or support the practice of sati. Modifications to the song Ghoomar, which was earlier released, is also made in order to portray characters in an apt way. Modifications to the incorrect reference to historical places have also been sought.

The director and producers of Padmavat have apparently accepted these changes since it does not seek to interfere or modify with the story that they wish to convey to the audience. The producers have said that there are no extensive cuts and the CBFC has been fair and transparent in its business.

We wish that the producers and the CBFC land on a solution soon and the piece of art is soon released.

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