Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati was postponed after the violent protests. The new release date of the film has not been announced yet, however, the makers are eyeing the Republic Day weekend for Padmavati.
Reportedly the producers have decided to wait until the Gujarat elections. “We won’t even announce a date until the elections,” asserts a source from the team of Padmavati. Apparently, the ‘instruction’ to hold the release till the crucial elections have come from the ruling party’s high command.
“Well, if you insist on knowing, we are looking at early January. If you look at the January schedule, there’s only one major release, and that’s Padman. So January looks like a good time to release Padmavati. We plan to have selected screenings, as soon as the CBFC certifies the film,” the source adds. In fact, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures also intends to invite the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to watch the film.
If it happens then there will be a clash on Republic Day between Akshay Kumar’s Padman, Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaari and Padmavati.