January 8, 2018
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati
release date is finally out and it is set to clash with Akshay Kumar's Padman on
January 25, 2018.
Earlier, there were rumours about the clash of titans at the Box Office but now noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and confirmed the release date.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) last week announced its decision to grant the certification to the controversial Bhansali directorial -- subject to five modifications including a title change.
The movie, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540. "Padmavati" was earlier slated for release on December 1 but it got caught up in a major row after leaders of the Rajput community claimed the film insulted their history.
The film features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.