Padmavat (earlier Padmavati) finally has a release date. After much ado over the content of the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus passed the CBFC test and got a UA certificate with a few modifications. The film is releasing as Padmavat on Republic Day Weekend on 25 January, 2018. Trade analyst and senior film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted about the same just moments ago and fans are already predicting the future of other two films releasing along Bhansali’s period saga. Padmavat is all set to lock horns with Akshay Kumar’s Padman (releasing on the same day) and Sidharth Malhotra’s Aiyaary (26 January) at the box office.

However, since the genres of all three films are different, none is expected to eat into each other’s business. But being a multi-starrer and much awaited film, releasing in the same period as Padmavat might cost dear to the other two films. ALSO READ: PadMan Makers Unperturbed About The Film’s Clash With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati

Padmavat, stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles and we only saw one trailer and one song from the film so far. Even though a second trailer and another song was all ready to release, the makers were forced to put the plans on hold since the film got embroiled in controversy. Now, with the release date being finalised, the makers are expected to put the promotional plans for the film in full throttle. In the coming days, we can see a brand new trailer of the film, and some new posters as well with the new, revised name and the second song from the film. After all, its been a good start to the year 2018!