For one reason or the other, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Padmavati is simply REFRAINING from getting released. At one point, it was the Karni Sena, then the government of as many as six states, then a few other fringe groups and the list keeps on going.
But now, when we were FINALLY seeing a ray of hope as Padmavati had a tentative release date of February 9th of next year, the films’ race to the cinema hall have now reportedly been stopped dead into the tracks by none other than the CBFC (And, to be fair, the producers are to be blamed too)
Want to know what happened? The producers reportedly overcomplicated their case by unnecessarily stating that the film is (partially) based on historical facts, whereas earlier, Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself had claimed that the film is solely based on the poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
So, what does that mean for the film?
A source reveals the consequences by saying, “The content will now have to be scrutinized for authenticity,”
Talking about the time it would take to certify the magnum opus, he said, “We have not scheduled the film. There are at least 40 feature films in different languages waiting in the queue before Padmavati,”
In fact, even half of the CBFC is on a holiday, since it is the year-end. The source said, “Forget about appointing a panel of historians, we don’t even have a normal Examining Committee to view all the films,”
Talking about the estimated time for the film to be certified, the source concluded by saying, “Even by conservative estimates the film won’t be certified before the second week of January. I don’t think they can release the film before March or April. That is, provided the CBFC clears the film without any objection,”
Oh, man! Looks like February was clearly not on cards since the beginning!
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