From December 1 – 2017 to January 5 – 2018 and now…. not before March 2018! Yes, that seems to be the case with Padmavati’s release date.
According sources the central board of film Certification is likely to appoint a panel of historians to watch Padmavati, after the makers of the movie stated that it was partially based on historical facts.
Source at the censor board said that the makers of Padmavati had “unnecessarily complicated its case” with an ambiguous disclaimer in its application for certification which stated that the film was partially based on historical facts.
“The content will now have to be scrutinised for authenticity,” the source said declining to be named. The film had earlier been sent back to the producers after it was found that the column for stating whether it was a work of fiction or was based on historical facts was left blank.
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,” the source said.
Looks like the Padmavati team, which was hoping to get a quick censor clearance after the Gujarat elections may be in for disappointing news.