<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In India there have been protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-ridden ‘Padmavati’, but the movie has been cleared for a scheduled release in the UK. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared the movie for release on December 1. The BBFC has given the film a 12A rating and was passed without any cuts. The 12A rating mandates that the film cannot be viewed by a child under the age of 12 unless accompanied by an adult.The British Censor Board has listed the film on its official website, stating, “‘Padmavati’ (12A) moderate violence, injury detail.”It also mentioned that “all known versions of this work passed uncut”.On the other hand in India, the producers of the controversy- ridden film Padmavati will take a call on its release only after the censor board’s go-ahead, a source said today.The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role of Rani Padmavati, with Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.But media reports have claimed that the film is now pushed for next year in India and the promotions have been put on hold. The source from the production house, however, revealed that no concrete decision has been reached yet.On Sunday, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind “Padmavati”, had announced that it was voluntarily deferring the release of the film, earlier scheduled on December 1, out of “respect and regard for the law of the land” and the Central Board of Film Certification.Bhansali has been under attack from the group since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice – in Jaipur and Kolhapur – and the director was roughed up by Karni Sena members in Jaipur in January.Bhansali, through a video statement, has sought to clear the air surrounding the film, saying he was careful in depicting the “Rajput honour and dignity” in the film.


‘Padmavati’ row: British Censor Board clears Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film for UK audience