Padmavati: No cuts proposed, only 5 modifications, clarifies Prasoon Joshi

Deepika Padukone in a still from Padmavati. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Dec 30, 2017, 02.25 PM (IST)

The CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has clarified that they had suggested only 5 modifications and "no cuts" in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmavati.

Joshi said that they have suggested Padmavati makers comply with the following modifications in order to clear the film under UA certificate:

1. To change the disclaimer clearly to one that does not claim historical accuracy.

2. The title to be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat -- the filmmakers attributed their material/creative source as the fictional poem Padmavat and not history.

3. Modifications in the song Ghoomar to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed.

4. Modify the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places.

5. Add a disclaimer clearly stating that the film, in no manner,  subscribes to the practice of Sati and doesn't seek to glorify it.

According to reports, the makers of Padmavati have agreed to the suggestions proposed by the CBFC. 

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The Central Board of Film Certification had an examining committee meeting to review the movie. A special advisory panel met on December 28 in the presence of the Chairman, Prasoon Joshi.

The certificate will be issued after all the relevant modifications are made.