By RAHUL RAUT
British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has passed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ with 12A certificate. The British Censor Board has cleared the film with no cut but they also mentioned that the film contains “moderate violence and injury detail” which makes it unwatchable for children aged under 12. The approved runtime of the film is 163 minutes 42 seconds (2 hours, 43 minutes and 42 seconds).
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor starrer this historical drama was scheduled to release on 1st December but recently the makers deferred the release date after massive protests from some fringe groups and no clearance from Indian censor board. However, with BBFC clearing the film for UK release, one was wondering if ‘Padmavati’ would be releasing on the scheduled date in the UK.
However, our sources denied the news and clarified that the film will not be releasing anywhere in the world until the Indian censor board clears the film. “The makers will await the Indian censor board’s clearance and then release the film,” the source said.
In India, ‘Padmavati’ has been facing accurate resistance citing alleged distortion of history and the Rajput queen being shown in a poor light. Despite the makers refuting these claims repeatedly, the film has been banned in six states of India till today.