Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat has been facing a lot of trouble since its announcement. After a string of protests by the Rajput Karni Sena, the makers were forced to postpone the film’s release date for political reasons. The controversies around the release of the film refused to die down. Now, the film has been passed by CBFC with five modifications and will now release on January 25, 2018.
The makers of Padmavati have officially changed the title to Padmaavat and the poster of which is finally out.
Check out the poster here:
The magnum opus has been in news for a long time now following several controversies and protests. While the Karni Sena has asked for an all India ban on the movie, the CBFC has reportedly demanded certain changes in the movie.
Days before the release of the film, it has been learnt that Sanjay’s mother Leela Bhansali got emotional after watching Padmaavat.
A source informed, “Sanjay sir has shown Padmaavat to his mother Leela and after watching the film, she got very emotional as she feels the movie is his best work. Sanjay sir’s mother is very happy and proud of his work in Padmavat. She can’t believe that even after all that her son and the film has gone through, it has turned out to be such a great tribute to the Rajput women and a beautiful film to watch.”
Meanwhile, speaking about the film, Deepika in an earlier interview said, “The exciting part (of playing Padmavati) was that she’s a woman who’s worshipped. She’s someone we’re historically familiar with. The challenge was to play someone, who has such inner strength. Who in a way like Mastani (Bajirao Mastani), is a warrior princess but without being one in the literal sense. She’s not someone who physically goes out to the battlefield to fight a war. But it’s about her power, the resilience and strength with which she deals with situations. As a woman, you feel these powerful emotions of strength, courage, defeat, victory… How do you emote all of these without any tools, without any weapons? Just from the eyes! That was extremely challenging.”