The five modifications included title change from Padmavati to Padmaavat as the filmmakers have attributed their creative source as the fictional poem Padmaavat and not history.
Modifications to the song "Ghoomar" were sought to make the depiction befitting to the character being portrayed, apart from modifications to the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places.
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In the case of Udta Punjab, producers Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap went to the Bombay High Court to get their film cleared (only a few minor cuts were imposed), but that's not the case with Padmavat, whose delay has already cost a significant amount to producers Viacom Motion Pictures.
The film, that was initially scheduled to release on December 1, 2017, is finally seeing the light of day this month.
"We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that the CBFC has taken to address this situation", a company spokesperson from Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd said.
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Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed.
The CBFC has suggested five modifications in "Padmavati", which included changing the film's title to "Padmavat", in December a year ago.
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