Padmaavat to release on January 25

Padmaavat to release on January 25

Controversy-ridden Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat  will hit the cinema halls on January 25, Viacom18 Motion Pictures officially announced on Sunday.

The film will be released worldwide in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

"Get ready to witness the epic tale #Padmaavat on 25th January 2018, in theatres near you. Now also in 3D, Imax 3D, Tamil & Telugu," Viacom18 Motion Pictures tweeted.

The film, which was earlier titled Padmavati will be released with its new title Padmaavat  as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) recommended while giving a clearance to the release of the movie with a U/A release certificate post the incorporation of "five modifications."

According to producers,  Padmaavat is the first Indian film that will have a global IMAX 3D release.

"Padmaavat  is a cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. We hope that we will surpass the expectations of our fans from across the world. We are humbled with the immense support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity," Viacom18 Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats said in a statement.

"Padmaavat is a story that is inherently Indian in its context, ethos and values," he added.

The makers of the controversial film have gone ahead with their plan to release it on January 25, even as the Karni Sena recently gave a call for a nationwide public curfew in cinema halls to block the release of the film.

"You (producers) keep fixing date of the release of the movie as January 25, 2018 or 2025, it doesn't matter. I want to make it clear that film will not be allowed to release in this country at any cost. You (producers) can get it released in Pakistan or Afghanistan. We will hit him (Bhansali) with a silver shoe this time which means we will cause him huge financial loss," Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi had said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

In a statement, Viacom18 Motion Pictures Chief Operating Officer Ajit Andhare said Padmaavat is "a tribute to Rajput valour".

"The film will witness a mega-scale release across maximum screens, languages & formats covering 2D, 3D & Imax 3D in India & the world. Padmaavat will create its own benchmark as an immortal classic when it releases across the world on January 25," he said

 

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