- 'Whenever Padmavat opens it is going to be an instant crowd-puller'
- Deepika's film was called Padmavati before the Censor Board edit
- The film's initial release date was December 1, 2017
"Whenever it opens it is going to be an instant crowd-puller. Any film released on the same day would have to take the brunt of the Padmavat wave," Prernaa added.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, which is reportedly based on the legend of Rani Padmini, who performed jauhar when Alauddin Khilji invaded and captured the fort of Chittor, was initially scheduled to release on December 1, 2017. However, the Censor Board did not clear the film for release on time citing technical issues during submission.
Several Rajput fringe outfits also opposed the release of Padmavati - as it was called before the CBFC edits. They alleged that director Bhansali misrepresented historical facts, which present Queen Padmini in bad light. Including the title edit, the CBFC asked the filmmakers to make five changes to the film.
(With inputs from IANS)
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