Padmavati release likely to be shifted as CBFC returns the film
Mumbai: In a major jolt to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has returned 'Padmavati' to the filmmakers, saying that the application for the certification was incomplete.
As per a source in CBFC, the film has to be reviewed as per the set norms and the filmmakers have been asked to complete the procedure and sort out the issues. It is worth mentioning that the film has been facing the wrath of several Rajput groups.
"The film was submitted for certification last week. We examined the documents, as we normally do. It was conveyed to the makers that their application was incomplete. They had to rectify and send it back, we will view it when it comes back to us," said a source in the CBFC.
"When they (makers) rectify the deficiency we will again scrutinise it once more and when the turn comes we will examine it (film for certification)," the source added.
The source, however, hasn’t revealed the details of the 'deficiency in the application' which forced the board to return the film to the makers.
On being asked about the release date of the film, the source pointed out, "When it comes back to us we will put it in queue and see when the turn comes, there will be no exception (in case of 'Padmavati')."
The report was later confirmed by Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
"That's true. But film is with the CBFC, it is merely a minor technical issue. Nothing stops them from seeing the film if they want," he said.
'Padmavati' which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles is scheduled for December 1 release.