Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ finally hits the screens today. Due to the protests, the Police forces have been stepped up as security at various places and cinema theatres to maintain law and order. Amidst these ongoing issues in India over this epic period drama, the film is cleared for a release in our neighbouring country Pakistan with a ‘U’ certificate and without any cuts.
Mobashir Hasan, Pakistan’s Censor board’s top official has confirmed the same to an agency. His statement reads, “’Padmaavat’ has been declared fit for public exhibition in the cinema houses without any excision by Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).” (Also Read: Padmaavat movie review: This visual spectacle with rich performances will win you over)
Reports were being heard, that there were apprehensions over the film’s release given it shows the negative portrayal that of Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s character played by Ranveer Singh.
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When asked about it, Mobashir Hasan said, “CBFC isn’t biased in arts, creativity and healthy entertainment.” He added saying that for the film’s certification, the CBFC co-opted Professor Waqar Ali Shah, Chairman, Department of History, Quaid-e-Azam University as per rules for expert opinion.
Satish Reddy, a key film distributor in Pakistan has told to an agency that ‘Padmaavat’ should have a very strong response in its first week.
Indeed, it’s a good news for team ‘Padmaavat’ that the film is all set to win hearts across the border.
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Apart from Ranveer, the film stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor playing the lead roles.
Inputs from IANS
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