Padmaavat row: Karni Sena workers detained, say changing name not enough

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Ahead of the release of the film on 25 January, Karni Sena have started the protest on Friday in Mumbai by gheraoing the office of the CBFC, which is chaired by lyricist and scriptwriter Prasoon Joshi. But we want it to release as soon as possible. It has been at the centre of controversies for past one year, ever since Bhansali began shooting in January last year in Jaipur.

The producers also said they appreciate the "balanced approach" adopted by the censor board to address the situation.

After a long wait, the e Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has finally passed Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. "We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed", Viacom18's company spokesperson added.

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Another Sena worker, Jeevan Singh Solanki told IANS that the group will not allow the film to release anywhere in the country.

The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice.

Karni Sena members continue to protest against Padmaavat and want a complete ban for Bhansali's film.Moreover, the organisation has made a decision to impose "Janata Curfew" or people's curfew at cinema halls, which chose to screen the movie.

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CBFC has recommended five modification the to makers of the film.

Kalvi also said that under public pressure distributors would not come forward for the film.

The film, mired in controversy over its plot line, has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has asked its makers to change the title and suggested other modifications. "We will not let her dignity be maligned", she said in a statement. The Goa Police had expressed apprehension about the film being screened in the state during the peak tourist season.

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