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'Padmaavat' to release worldwide on January 25, makers confirm

15 January 2018, 12:10 | Maryann Sutton

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The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was earlier titled Padmavati and drew the ire of organisations like Karni Sena the Kshatriya Mahasabha.

On Friday, the Gamdevi Police in Mumbai arrested 132 members of the Karni Sena, for protesting outside the censor board office in Mumbai.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was asked whether the state would allow the film to be released, and Chouhan said, "Jo kaha hain, wo hi hoga (What I had sad, will happen)".

So far, only Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has said the film will be allowed to release in his state.

Writing's on the wall that Padmaavat will release on 25 January with Padman but no announcement from the people involved in this film came until today when everyone attached to film put out a poster. The film's release was opposed by fringe groups on the accusation of distorting historical facts. The Sena, who has demanded a complete ban on the film, gave out the statement, 'The film should be canned and thrown into the flames of Jauhar.

On a related note, makers of Padmavati have already been forced to change the title to "Padmaavat".

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The film has Deepika Padukone playing the lead role of Rani Padmini and also stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh.

"Padmaavat is a cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. We are humbled with the huge support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity", Viacom18 Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats said in a statement. Padmaavat is the first Hindi film which will be gracing IMAX 3D format with it's presence.

"I would also like to thank the entire film fraternity for supporting Viacom18 and Bhansali Productions through the entire production and pre-release phase and hope they like the film they so supported".

After the BJP ruled states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh announced that they will not lift ban on Padmaavat inspite of CBFC certification.

"Padmaavat is our magnum opus - a tribute to Rajput valour created at a scale that will be a delight to watch on the large screen".

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