'Unprofessional and irresponsible': Royals slam Censor board for clearing Padmavati

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Censor board will clear the film after bringing in key modifications -including change of title to "Padmavat". The special panel had Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Prof KK Singh of the Jaipur University.

Central Board of Film Certification, wants the movie's title to be modified as "Padmavat" on the basis of the attributed material/creative source.

He added that the producers and director had been asked to run a disclaimer saying the movie does not "claim historical accuracy", and that they were "completely in agreement" with the suggestions. The movie has been given a UA certificate.Film Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had earlier said that the movie was based on the 16th-century epic poem "Padmavat" by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

The makers have also been asked to make certain changes to the song "Ghoomar" of the film featuring Deepika Padukone. The December 1 release was deferred indefinitely by the makers and the magnum opus has been banned in multiple states, mostly ruled by the BJP.

Other outfits such as the Rajput Sabha and Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena announced they would not let theatres screen the film even with the changes. The panellists had some reservations regarding the claimed historical events & socio-cultural aspects of the film, which were duly discussed at length, CBFC claims. "Members of the committee formed to review the film have opposed it but censor board is taking this decision due to underworld pressure", Gogamedi said.

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The outrage sparked off following the rumour of dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji broke out. In fact, the songs Sati and Ghoomar will also come with a disclaimer.

"We had given a whole list of objections regarding the movie", Ajit Singh, president of Rajput Karni Sena, told Reuters.

That apart, they have demanded modification in the "incorrect/misleading reference to historical places", Joshi said.

Joshi said the filmmakers, Bhansali Productions, "in a written communication to CBFC had themselves too requested for a special panel of historians/academicians and members of the Rajput community to view the film".

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