Deepika to still be ‘Padmavati’ despite name change?

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is yet to be released, and has gone through an critical examination to be cleared for release. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reportedly asked the director to change the film’s name to be ‘Padmavat’, but not to Deepika Padukone’s character, which is the titular role.

Deccan Chronicle reports an source saying, “Since the film’s makers claim that their film is based on the poem titled Padmavat by Sufi poet Malik Mohammed Jaisi, we asked for the title to be altered. This doesn’t affect Deepika Padukone’s character.”

The source also adds that the ‘Padmavati’ team is yet to accept the changes that the CBFC has requested, saying, “We hear conflicting reports on this from different people. While some claim that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is okay with the changes, others say he is determined to fight it out and not change a single frame in the film.”

‘Padmavati’ also stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

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