Despite the ongoing controversy, ‘Padmavati’ to release as per schedule


Looks like problems for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his film ‘Padmavati’ has no signs of end. The movie has already faced threats from the Rajput outfit Shri Rajput Karni Sena in the past and the production of the movie has also faced some troubles. The controversy continues to rear its ugly head yet again.


Despite of ongoing controversy,  Viacom 18, which is one of the producers of ‘Padmavati’, has refuted reports that the film’s release date has been pushed to 2018, saying the period drama will hit the theatres as per schedule.

There were reports that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie has been shifted to next year after its sets were vandalised twice in Jaipur and Kolhapur, respectively.

“’Padmavati’ is not postponed. Not shifting to 2018 either. It will release on November 17, 2017,” Viacom 18 Motion Pictures said in a statement.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also inform about the same and wrote on his Twitter account “#BreakingNews: #Padmavati is NOT postponed… Not shifting to 2018 either… Will release on 17 Nov 2017: Viacom18 Motion Pictures”

“Padmavati” tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati. Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor star in the film. In the film, Deepika plays the titular character while Shahid plays her husband Raja Rattan Singh. Ranveer essays the character of Alauddin Khilji.