Movie in Spotlight- Padmavat – everything you need to know along with trailers and posters
Minus an “i”, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period movie seems to be reaching the final chapter of a roller coaster ride. While the makers have agreed to bury the “i” for the sake of the movie, the protesters do not seem to be burying any of their plans. Padmavat, till recenly known as Padmavati, has to be one of the most controversial movies of all time. It has come through violence, threats of serious violence, accusations of distortion of history, bounties on heads of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, bounties on the nose of Deepika Padukone, serious political turmoil right in the middle of the Gujarat elections, serious religious turmoil and what not!
But then, a certificate has been granted by the CBFC and a release date has been finalized. If there is more controversy awaiting round the corner come release time, we will have to wait and watch.
The release date of the movie has been set for 25th of January. This pits the movie against Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which was never intended, but now looks inevitable. It will make an interesting contest though. The names also kind of rhyme – Padman and Padmavat. Let’s see who wins this one though.
Since the name change, the makers deleted the old trailer and have uploaded another trailer with the new name in place of the old one. Take a look:
while the movie’s trailer has been changed to feature the name “Padmavat” without the now infamous “i”, the posters on Instagram still have the same old name.