This film got into a controversy after Rajput groups claimed that it distorts history. Karni Sena worker also told media that they will continue to protest against the film. Targetting the Censor Board and its decision to release the film, Sukhdev said, "The CBFC which has been running ever since the time of Britishers doesn't know how to work". Over 30 Karni Sena supporters were detained from Haji Ali during another protest, a police official said.
Meanwhile, it was being reported that not five, but CBFC has suggested some 300 cuts to the film.
Ahead of the release of the film on 25 January, Karni Sena have started the protest on Friday in Mumbai by gheraoing the office of the CBFC, which is chaired by lyricist and scriptwriter Prasoon Joshi. The film has been passed by five modification and the historical drama will be officially called Padmaavat.
The movie, which was earlier set to arrive in theatres on December 1 previous year, will now release on January 25. "The state government does not have a problem to screen it in the cinema halls in Goa", Parrikar said even as he added that, in case of any law and order issue, the state would look into it.
The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of Padmavaat, and called for a "janata curfew" whenever the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is released. The other big modification was to change the incorrect or misleading references to historical places.
Disclaimer to make it clear that the film in no manner supports or glorify the practice of Sati.
In the case of Udta Punjab, producers Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap went to the Bombay High Court to get their film cleared (only a few minor cuts were imposed), but that's not the case with Padmavat, whose delay has already cost a significant amount to producers Viacom Motion Pictures.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone starrer Padmavati has now offically been renamed Padmavat, after Malik Muhammad Jayasi's 16th Century epic poem that the film is supposedly based on.