Viacom18 Motion Pictures has confirmed that it is voluntarily deferring the release of ‘Padmavati’ from its 1st December 2017 date.

In a statement released by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the production giant said the Sanjay Leela Bhansali epic drama will announce a release date soon.

The full statement said, “The studio has voluntarily deferred the release date of Padmavati from December 1, 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted film makers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati’ that captures Rajput valor, dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Queen, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and many more.”

‘Padmavati’ starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, has been under scrutiny by the Rajput Karni Sena over concerns how some of the characters may be depicted in the film.