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'Padmavat' will release in Goa

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 January 2018, 16:23 IST

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10 January confirmed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati', now titled 'Padmavat', would release in the state.

"'Padmavat' has been given a censor certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The state government does not have a problem to screen it in the cinema halls in Goa," Parrikar told the media.

Parrikar further said, in case of any law and order issue, the state would look into it.

The Goa Police had expressed apprehension about the film being screened in the state during the peak tourist season.

They had written a letter to the state government asking to ban the movie's screening in the state during peak tourist season.

'Padmavat' will hit the big screen on 25 January.

The movie, based on the legend of Hindu Rajput queen Rani Padmini, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

The CBFC suggested few modifications in the controversial movie, which included changing of the film's title, in December last year. 


First published: 10 January 2018, 16:23 IST