Padmaavat (previously Padmavati), attracted a series of controversial events and riots, since the film’s production first commenced in India. Many activists and politicians found the film’s story line to portray historical inaccuracies about the Rani Padmavati, throwing her in a disrespectful light. The director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the actors were subjected to death threats and harsh rebuke by several activists and politicians.
Amidst much vandalism, controversies and production halts, Padmaavat was finally released on 25th January 2018 in India. The news of its release in Pakistan was widely welcomed by cinema owners and movie enthusiasts.
This news was officially confirmed by Mobashir Hasan, the Chairman of Central Board for Film Censor in his latest tweet.
Central Board of Film Censors #CBFC has declared a feature film containing Indian cast & crew #Padmaavat without any excision suitable for public exhibition in the cinemas with a ‘U’ certification. #CBFC #Unbiasedforartscreativity&healthy entertainment
— Mobashir Hasan (@BABUCRATE) January 24, 2018
The film features Ranvir Singh as Alauddin Khilji, Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh in the lead roles.