Padmavati left in lurch without release date


Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ now stands with no release date, thanks to numerous protests, controversies, allegations and threats. Despite the filmmaker’s clarifications, the film continued to be mired in controversy and co-producer Viacom18 issued an official statement about the film’s release. “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st, 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted filmmakers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati’ that captures Rajput valor, dignity, and tradition in all its glory. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date for the film in due course.” Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘Padmavati’ presently stands without any release date.