Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama officially named as Padmaavat

The film before getting embroiled in controversies was scheduled to release on December 1.The makers have changed the name on all social media sites, namely Twitter and Instagram, and are expected to change the same in the official poster, trailer and released songs as well. Padmaavat is a 200 crore film which is 50 more than Tiger Zinda Hai so it needs as many as audience as possible just to recover the budget and no one will travel out of their respective states to go and watch a film in cinema theater. Out of these alterations, one was that the film would be renamed and should be officially called Padmaavat and it has finally happened. According to the police while director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was put under security cover after protesters from alleged Rajput fringe groups vandalised the sets a few months ago, the actors - Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were extended security in November after the self-proclaimed guardians of the Rajput clan, Shri Karni Sena threatened to physically harm the actress.

Karni Sena members continue to protest against Padmaavat and want a complete ban for Bhansali's film.Moreover, the organisation has made a decision to impose "Janata Curfew" or people's curfew at cinema halls, which chose to screen the movie.

Meanwhile, it was being reported that not five, but CBFC has suggested some 300 cuts to the film.

Here are the five changes that Prasoon Joshi-led board has suggested.

The CBFC asked Bhansali to change the name of his historical drama Padmavati to Padmavat, after the 16th Century epic that it is an adaptation of.

The movie, which was earlier set to arrive in theatres on December 1 past year, will now release on January 25.

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

The person added on saying, "Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, as producers, have accepted and have made all the above changes". The CBFC's process is complete and any further news about cuts etc is absolutely untrue."Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini of Chittor, who committed Jauhar(self-immolation) after Alauddin Khilji invaded her fort. Shahid plays Rawal Ratan Singh, Deepika's husband".

Vanessa Coleman