As the furore of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ continues to rage and spread, the makers of the film are trying their utmost to bring calmness to the situation. Now it appears the film, that was due to be released in December, will not be released until after the Gujarat elections are over.
The epic drama has been caught up in a controversial storm, resulting in its December release being postponed. According to sources close to the film, the makers have been requested to keep the release on hold until the political storm has died down and the elections are over, as reported by BollywoodHungama
In all likelihood this probably means the film will now not release until January 2018 but even an official date will not be announced until the after the elections. The only other major release in January is Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’ so there are available dates for the film to release without clashing.
To also help pacify the protests, the makers are planning to show the film to leaders of some of the political parties that have raised objections after they have received the Central Board of Film Certification’s consensus and approval to certify the film for release. It is rumoured that the makers will also invite India’s Prime Minister to watch the special screenings.
Whether this helps to calm down the raging storm still awaits to be seen but for now it appears the film’s makers are trying everything they can to bring the situation under control.