Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office

Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office

On December 30, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chose to give the movie UA certificate with the suggestion that the title of the movie be changes to "Padmavat" from "Padmavati".

"Over 70 supporters of the Karni Sena were detained from Cumballa Hill area in south Mumbai, while protesting outside the CBFC office without police permission", Zone II Deputy Commissioner of Police Dnyaneshwar Chavan said.

At least 159 activists of the Rajasthan-based Karni Sena were arrested today while protesting outside the Central Board of Film Certifications office here against the clearance given to Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavat", earlier titled "Padmavati". But according to reports, Padmavat is going to release on January 25. "Post the release, their security will be assessed and the cover will stay until threat perception continues", added the official.

Secondly, the title of the movie was suggested to be changed from Padmavati to Padmavat if the filmmakers had added their creativity.

Jeevan Singh Solanki, a Karni Sena member, said: "We will not let the film release in the country under any circumstances".

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But now that the film has received the U/A certificate, there are speculations doing rounds that the board has made as many as 300 cuts to the film.

Apart from this, changes have been ordered in the song "Ghoomar" to make the depiction "befitting" the character being portrayed.

Disclaimer to make it clear that the film in no manner supports or glorify the practice of Sati.

Talking to ANI, Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana had said, "We have a very clear stand since day one that we want this film to be banned". The CBFC's process is complete and any further news about cuts etc is absolutely untrue."Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini of Chittor, who committed Jauhar(self-immolation) after Alauddin Khilji invaded her fort. Shahid plays Rawal Ratan Singh, Deepika's husband".

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