Padmaavat (read: Padmavati) has released its new poster, through front-page advertisements in newspapers on Monday, with the updated title and release date. After all the commotion about the content of the movie and how it defiled the honour of Rani Padmavati, the release of the epic period drama has taken a fair share of beatings for nearly a year.
The creators of the film surely don’t want any more delays for the movie. So, the advertisement was published with six different disclaimers.
In a bid to reinforce the patriotism of the filmmakers, one of the disclaimers goes, “Padmaavat’ is a film that every Indian will be proud of. Please visit your nearest theatre on 25th January 2018 to experience it for yourself.”
The disclaimers are:
- The film ‘Padmaavat’ is based on the epic ‘Padmavat’ by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi which is a revered work of fiction.
- The film does not have and never had a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati.
- We have made this film as an ode to the famed valour, legacy and courage of Rajputs.
- The film portrays Rani Padmavati with the utmost respect and does not tarnish her repute or misrepresent her character in any manner.
- The film has been cleared with only 5 modifications by the Central Board of Film Certification and is officially approved for release in India with a U/A certificate.
- There are no further cuts or modifications to the film.
- We are grateful to the Government authorities, Central Board of Film Certification, film fraternity and our fans for their support.
- ‘Padmaavat’ is a film that every Indian will be proud of. Please visit your nearest theatre on 25th January 2018 to experience it for yourself.
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Of course, people are face-palming while sharing it on social media because we now live in a world where creative liberties are a thing of the past and we need disclaimers for everything.
Needless to say, we clearly need to tiptoe around everyone’s feelings and a film’s poster needs to fill up on the disclaimers instead of promoting the film.
The promotion for the movie comes a day after the film’s producers, Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, declared that the movie will hit theatres on January 25. However, if the disclaimers were meant to calm the “offended”, it hasn’t quite achieved the desired results. Outlook reports that a group of women from the Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh has threatened to commit ‘Jauhar’ (self-immolation) if ‘Padmaavat’ releases.