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  • History shouldn’t be tampered with: Pratibha Patil

    History shouldn’t be tampered with: Pratibha Patil

    Former President Pratibha Patil on Thursday said there should not have been any tampering with the history of queen Padmavati, as she represented the honour of the entire women’s community. Speaking to the media here during her visit to the city, Patil said historical facts should never be tampered with while making films. Patil’s comments...

    February 9, 2018
  • Always knew my character was an underdog in Padmaavat: Shahid Kapoor

    Always knew my character was an underdog in Padmaavat: Shahid Kapoor

    Shahid Kapoor believes playing Maha Rawal Ratan Singh was the biggest risk of his career as people did not know much about the character’s journey but he is glad that “the hero” of Padmaavat is rightfully getting his due. The 36-year-old actor said there were many people who questioned him for taking up the role, as...

    January 30, 2018
  • The Princess and the Pernicious Sultan

    The Princess and the Pernicious Sultan

    Mythological fiction having become the mainstay of Indian publishing; here comes a timely version of the 16th century legend of Padmavati, piggybacking on a roaring controversy about the film, which no longer dares to use the full name. Once upon a time, in 1540 to be exact, Amethi-based Sufi poet Malik Mohammed Jayasi penned a...

    January 21, 2018
  • ‘Padmaavat’ timeline: Trail of controversies that changed course for SLB’s film

    ‘Padmaavat’ timeline: Trail of controversies that changed course for SLB’s film

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming historical drama is finally going to witness a worldwide release on January 25. But the film had its fair share of controversies before actually making it to the big screen. From vendalising the set in Jaipur last year in January to violent threats given to Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, Padmaavat has become...

    January 18, 2018
  • ‘Padmaavat’ becomes first Indian film to release in IMAX 3D

    ‘Padmaavat’ becomes first Indian film to release in IMAX 3D

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh will become the first Indian film to release in IMAX 3D, an achievement which has never been accomplished before in India. After much controversy and trouble from Kerni Sena and other fringe groups who claims that the film has distorted historical...

    January 16, 2018
  • ‘Death of democracy’: Twitteratis fume over full-page disclaimer by Padmaavat makers
  • Now, Gujarat too bans release of ‘Padmaavat’

    Now, Gujarat too bans release of ‘Padmaavat’

    Succumbing to sentiments of the aggrieved Rajput community, the Gujarat government has decided not to allow the release of controversial film Padmaavat, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film which had to drop the “I” from the legendary Rajasthan queen’s name as per the advice of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Gujarat chief minister Vijay...

    January 13, 2018
  • Karni Sena warns of  ‘public curfew’ in theatres if  ‘Padmavat’ is released

    Karni Sena warns of ‘public curfew’ in theatres if ‘Padmavat’ is released

    Demanding a “complete ban” on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmavati”, retitled “Padmavat”, across the country, a Rajput organisation, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, on Wednesday said here that a mere modification in the disclaimer and the film’s name would not justify the “defamation” of the queen Padmavati. Karni Sena threatened that it would impose a “public...

    January 11, 2018
  • ‘Padmavat’ producers deny speculations on 300 cuts

    ‘Padmavat’ producers deny speculations on 300 cuts

    There are no 300 cuts in Padmavat, say the films producers, appreciating the balanced, fair and transparent process followed by the censor board in suggesting five modifications in the movie. “We appreciate the balanced and considered approach that the CBFC has taken to address this situation,” a company spokesperson from Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd said....

    January 10, 2018
  • Nothing official yet: Sidharth on ‘Aiyaary’ release

    Nothing official yet: Sidharth on ‘Aiyaary’ release

    Actor Sidharth Malhotra says there’s nothing official on whether the release date of his forthcoming movie Aiyaary is being shifted from January 26. As per trade buzz, since Padmavati will release as Padmavat on January 25, it will impact the release plan for some other movies, including Aiyaary. Talks are on that it may hit...

    January 9, 2018
  • ‘Padmavat’ to release on January 25 across India but not in Rajasthan

    ‘Padmavat’ to release on January 25 across India but not in Rajasthan

    Going by the popular mood in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Monday said Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmavati’, now rechristened as ‘Padmavat’, will not be released in the cinema halls of the state. “The sacrifice by Queen Padmini (also known as Padmavati) is a matter of honour and respect for all of us...

    January 9, 2018
  • ‘Aiyaary’ shifts release date to avoid clash with ‘Padmavat’, ‘Pad Man’

    ‘Aiyaary’ shifts release date to avoid clash with ‘Padmavat’, ‘Pad Man’

    The makers of Aiyaary has decided to push the release date of their film by two weeks to avoid a clash at the box office with Padmavat and Pad Man. The film is now scheduled to release on February 9. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee, Aiyaary was earlier scheduled for release on January 26, thus clashing with Akshay Kumar’s...

    January 8, 2018
  • Confirmed: ‘Padmavat’ to clash with ‘Pad Man’ on January 25

    Confirmed: ‘Padmavat’ to clash with ‘Pad Man’ on January 25

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial Hindi film Padmavati, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, will release on January 25 as Padmavat. “It will release as Padmavat on January 25. The film has got U/A certificate,” sources at Viacom18 Motion Pictures said. Padmavati— now Padmavat — was earlier slated for release on December 1 but...

    January 8, 2018
  • Akshay not bothered with possible clash of Padman, Padmavati

    Akshay not bothered with possible clash of Padman, Padmavati

    There is a buzz that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati may hit the theatres the same day as Padman, but actor Akshay Kumar is hopeful that both the movies do well in the holiday weekend. Padmavati, which missed its December 1 release date due to controversy over its plot, has been finally given a go ahead...

    January 8, 2018
  • Rajasthan saw ‘Padmavati’ protests, lynchings in 2017

    Rajasthan saw ‘Padmavati’ protests, lynchings in 2017

    Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati, lynching of a man over suspicion of cow smuggling and encounter of most wanted gangster Anandpal Singh were among the several issues that kept Rajasthan in news in 2017. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government, which completed four years in office on December 13, was cornered over ‘black...

    January 7, 2018
  • Will release ‘Padman’ as per schedule: Makers on likely clash with ”Padmavati”

    Will release ‘Padman’ as per schedule: Makers on likely clash with ”Padmavati”

    The makers of Padman have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change amid speculation that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati may hit theatres the same day. B-town is abuzz that Padmavati, which has been making headlines due to its plot line, is set to release on January 25 – the same day as...

    January 7, 2018
  • Notorious gangster ‘will kill Salman Khan’

    Notorious gangster ‘will kill Salman Khan’

    Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of Rajasthan on Thursday issued a death threat to Salman Khan, saying the Bollywood actor will be killed in Jodhpur. “Salman Khan will be killed here, in Jodhpur… Then he will come to know about our real identity,” Bishnoi told media persons while being taken to a Jodhpur court in police security....

    January 6, 2018