So much hope for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' is now seen with an agreement by the CBFC board to certify the film after 26 cuts and a change of name from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmavat'. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, 'Padmavati' is one of the most awaited films to be watched on screen this year. While many anticipate for the release of the film, the members of Rajput community happen to be disappointed with the decision made by the CBFC board. One may wonder if the controversies will ever be laid to rest. According to a leading daily, the Gujarat president of the outfit, Raj Shekhawat in an open statement said, “It is unfortunate that the censor board has decided to give the film a U/A certificate with only five changes. We will not accept this. We want a total ban on the film, which glorifies the barbarian invader, Alauddin Khilji. Just like Gujarat and some other states, we want the Centre to stop its release in the other parts of the country as well”. More to his statement, Shekhawat also told that the Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (RRKS) members will take the law into their hands if the film was not banned across the country. Still wrapped in controversy, the release date for Padmavati is speculated to have a clash between the upcoming Bollywood movies 'Padman' starring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, and 'Pari' starring Anushka Sharma on the Box Office. The two films are expected to be released on January 26 and February 9 respectively. According to an entertainment portal, Spoyboye, Viacom the filmmakers of 'Padmavati' had a long meeting yesterday to deliberate on whether to release the film on January 26, the release date for 'Padman' or not. Apparently, if this happens, it might not be favorable to the filmmakers of 'Padman'. Eventually, the filmmakers might stick to their original plan of releasing the film on Valentine's day, February 14. As we all await the release date of 'Padmavati', our ears are pinned to the ground with a hope that all controversies will eventually be laid to rest. For more information, click on the featured video at the top of the page.