Did Padmavati Get postponed Due To The Private Screening ?
Padmavati has been officially postponed. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh movie sadly will no longer be in theatres on December 1st. Viacom18 in their official statement has said that “‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st, 2017.”
Padmavati’s postponement comes at a time when the film is facing protests from right-wing groups across India. The situation keeps getting worse with beheading threats being made to Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on national television.
You can read the complete statement from Viacom18 here.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted filmmakers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful Cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati that captures Rajput valor, dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Queen’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and many more.’ Viacom18 company spokesperson.
(Viacom18 Motion Pictures is a division of Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd)
Did the CBFC screening Cost Padmavati?
Viacom18 didn’t declare new official release date for Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati.They said, “We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences ..”
The makers of Padmavati held a private screening for media personalities recently. This did not go down well with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Prasoon Joshi speaking with the media said that it’s not right to hold a screening for individuals before the CBFC.
Mr Joshi said, “Disappointing that the film Padmavati is being screened for the media and getting reviewed on national channels without CBFC having seen or certified the Film. This compromises the role of systems and balances that are part of a functioning industry. It’s myopic to treat the certification process haphazardly to suit convenience,” Joshi told Times Now.
This could be a big obstacle for the makers of Padmavati to cross. CBFC has been in the spotlight for its stubborn rules. Viacom18 message suggests it is now a power struggle between the CBFC and the makers of Padmavati.
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