Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmavati, which been mired in controversies since the beginning of the year might finally release in 2018. The movie, which has been struggling to get a release date has finally secured a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. Conditions applied of course, as the Censor board has suggested 26 cuts to the film and a change in the title to Padmavat. The board will issue the certificate once these modifications are made.

As per a report on, Padmavati was reviewed by a special panel selected by the CBFC which included historians. Here’s what an official from the CBFC has to say –

The film was approached with balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and society. Considering complexities and concerns around the film the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC to add perspective to the final decision. Special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and Professor KK Singh of Jaipur University. Panel member had insights and also some reservations regarding claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length.

We hope this movie gets the release it deserves.