After dealing with an endless series of death threats, physical assaults, set vandalization, cyber trolls, movie modifications, Producers of Padmaavat — Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures — have officially announced the release date of the movie.
Today, a lot of newspapers published a full front page advertisement of ‘Padmaavat’ listing a bunch of disclaimers before appealing the audience to watch it.
“Padmavaat is a film that every Indian will be proud of,” the advertisement states at the end.
— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) January 15, 2018
It’s 2018 and creative directors still have no actual creative freedom and they have to JUSTIFY a work of art in a democratic country like India.
— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) January 15, 2018
“We are grateful to the government authorities.”
Oh my god what is this country. pic.twitter.com/hJdUn5DE1g
— Harnidh Kaur (@PedestrianPoet) January 15, 2018
People on Twitter are pointing out how problematic this is.
Sigh. When you can’t even tell a story your way. It’s ironic how twisted our priorities are .. When I watched The Crown , was amazed at how much freedom they got to tell their story though the Queen’s held ar highest regard and here.. so sad.
— Ishaa (@itsishaaa) January 15, 2018
They are only clipping the wings of creativity.
— Umair Sandhu (@sandhumerry) January 15, 2018
These are all the disclaimers listed by the makers of Padmaavat:
* The film ‘Padmaavat’ is based on the epic ‘Padmavat’ by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi which is a revered work of fiction.
* The film does not have and never had a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati.
* We have made this film as an ode to the famed valour, legacy and courage of Rajputs.
* The film portrays Rani Padmavati with the utmost respect and does not tarnish her repute or misrepresent her character in any manner.
* The film has been cleared with only five modifications by the CBFC and is officially approved for release in India with a U/A certificate.
* There are no further cuts or modifications to the film.
* We are grateful to the government authorities, CBFC, film fraternity and our fans for their support.
They also released a new trailer for Padmavaat last night.