Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s troubled epic drama ‘Padmavati’ has been cleared for release by the British film certification board (BBFC).

According to the company’s tweet, ‘Padmavati’ starring Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh has been certified 12A, which means it can be viewed by individuals aged 12 or over. The BBFC made it clear that the film contains moderate violence and injury detail.

The final copy of the film submitted to BBFC states that the duration of ‘Padmavati’ is 164 minutes and is scheduled for release on 1st December 2017.

‘Padmavati’ has been embroiled in controversy over threats from the Rajput Karni Sena, as well as hold ups with incomplete paperwork submitted to the Indian film censor board, CBFC.

With the way things stand, ‘Padmavati’ is expected to release in early 2018. Whether the film releases prior to that in international markets like the UK, remains to be seen.

BizAsiaLive.com is awaiting a response from Viacom18 Motion Pictures on the same.