The controversial film Padmavati has been granted a U/A certificate by India's Central Board Of Film Certification.
U/a allows children to view the film if accompanied by adults. The certificate is dependent on cuts being made which the CBFC claims are 'modifications'.
The 'modifications' include a re-titling, most likely Padmavat , as this apparently changes the name from an historical character to a fictional character.
Amother key modification suggestion is the insertion of disclaimers, specially one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. There will relevant 'modifications' in the Ghoomar song to 'befit' the character portrayed. The certificate, as per
procedure, will be issued once the required 'modifications' are carried out and the final material is submitted to the CBFC.
CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi says the reports of 26 cuts, appearing in a section of media, are incorrect. They must have counted the incorrect spellings of some locations for which changes had been suggested, he clarified, adding, There are no
cuts, only modifications.
The modification details and the CBFC's decision have been shared with the producers--Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. According to the CBFC, they were in agreement with the modifications.