UK clears ‘Padmavati’, Karni Sena says will stall show abroad

NEW DELHI/JAIPUR/HYDERABAD: The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’+ without any cuts there, prompting the Shree Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) to declare on Thursday that its members would visit the UK to contest the controversial film’s release.

This came even as makers of Padmavati said they would wait for certification by India’s Central Board of Film Certification before screening the film in any part of the World. Viacom’s clarification followed a clearance, without cuts, to Padmavati, awarded to the film by the BBFC on Thursday. Britain’s film certification body has given Padmavati a 12A rating, which means the film must only be viewed by children above the age of 12, or if they are accompanied by an adult.

Viacom sources said they planned not to release the film anywhere in the world without the requisite clearance from the CBFC. ” As the film was suppose to release on December 1, there are over 50 countries where this process (of certification) is on,” a source said.

 

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