'Padmaavat' releasing in Pakistan without cuts

Padmavat Photograph:( Zee News Network )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 25, 2018, 10.19 AM (IST)

According to various media reports, the controversial Bollywood flick, 'Padmaavat', will be released in Pakistan without any cuts and with a 'U-Certificate'.

Islamabad-based Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) chairman Mobashir Hasan took to the social media to announce that the film has been passed by the board.

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“Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) has declared a feature film containing Indian cast and crew, ‘Padmaavat’, without any excision suitable for public exhibition in the cinemas with a ‘U’ certification,” he wrote on Twitter.

With the clearance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama is all set to be released in Pakistan, removing fears that the film could face cuts due to the negative portrayal of Alauddin Khilji, a Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.

“CBFC isn’t biased in arts, creativity and healthy entertainment,” Mr Hasan added.

According to the officials, the CBFC had also invited Professor Waqar Ali Shah, Chairman, Department of History, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad to check the historical references in the film.