After a lot of controversies looks like Padmavati finally has a release date. According to trade expert Ramesh Bala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati aka Padmavat starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is all set to release on February 9. His tweet read, “Good news for @deepikapadukone fans on #HappyBirthdayDeepikaPadukone – #Padmavat most likely to release on Feb 9th! ” The film was passed by the CBFC with a UA certificate last week. The committee also demanded five alterations and a title change after the film was granted certificate last week. The Board has asked the makers to change the film’s title from Padmavati to Padmavat. We are sure this news is certainly going to make the film’s lead actress birthday extra special today. (ALSO READ: After Maldives, Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh Reach Sri Lanka For The Actress’s Birthday ) Also Read - Arjun Kapoor In The Weekend Interview: I Am Not A Bad Actor | Exclusive

Last week after the film was cleared by the CBFC, Prasoon Joshi said, “We have also asked the makers to change the title from Padmavati to ‘Padmavat’ as the filmmakers have attributed their material/creative source to the fictional poem Padmavat and not history.” He also added, “We have asked the filmmakers to change the disclaimer to one that does not claim historical accuracy; modify the incorrect/misleading reference to historical places; add a disclaimer which states that the film in no manner subscribes or glorifies the practice of Sati.” Also Read - Watch Interview: Arjun Kapoor on Film Choices, Reuniting With Ranveer Singh And Ek Villain 2

Padmavati was to earlier release on December 1 but following protests by the Karni Sena in various parts of the country and the film failing to get certification, the film’s release was postponed. The film will see Deepika playing Rani Padmavati, Shahid as Raja Ratan Singh who plays her husband and Ranveer as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The whole controversy around the film began because there were reports that stated that SLB had included a love scene between Rani Padmavati and Khilji. However, this is far away from reality. Also Read - Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai’s Unseen Photos From Sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Will Make You Fall in Love With Cult Classic Again