Ever since its first schedule in Rajasthan, Padmaavat (then Padmavati) faced some trouble or the other. Now, even as it has been given a green signal to release by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with a UA certificate and is ready for a January 25, 2018 release, there is no relief for the film and its makers. The Rajput Karni Sena is still not happy with the suggested modifications and the title change and seems decided to not let the film screen in theatres. Also Read - Kabir Singh Writers Siddharth-Garima Speak on Need of Feminist Writing, And a Nepotism-Free Industry | Interview
States like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh have banned the film while Uttar Pradesh and Haryana might be the next. Amid all this furore, the Padmaavat team released a full page ad in the newspaper today with six pointers, trying to clear as many doubts as possible about the film and its content. It is their way to control the damage and get all those protesting against the film’s content, on board and ensure a smooth release for this Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. However, this is not all that team Padmaavat including Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, is doing to make sure that all the current controversies die down and no new ones are raked up leading up to the film’s release. Also Read - Rajasthan Cultural Body Objects to Mention of Jayasi's 'Padmavat' in Class 10 School Textbook
A source from the film’s team revealed exclusively to India.com about how the team is prepping itself for the days to come. “Padmaavat promotions will be at full throttle the next few days. However, while there will be a few on ground events, and social media campaigns, the team has been asked to avoid individually interacting with the media. The makers do not want anything to go against the film or anything said by anyone involved with the film get misconstrued. All the artists involved are being prepped to be on the same page and divulge just the required detail and not comment on anything that has the potential to turn into a controversy,” shared the source. Also Read - Deepika Padukone Gets a Doll Version of Her 'Padmaavat' Character, The Resemblance is Uncanny
Further, we hear that the team has been asked to keep their social media posts about the film to a bare minimum to avoid any unnecessary attention from trollers and miscreants, which then will be picked up and reported by media. The film has seen ample delays, threats and controversies and it certainly doesn’t deserve taking on more of such negativity. Let’s hope Padmaavat sees a smooth release and cine goers are able to enjoy this grandiose without fear or any vandalism when they step out into the theatres on January 25, 2018.