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Padmavat gets a release date, set to clash with Akshay Kumar’s Padman on January 25

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Padmavat, which was earlier known as Padmavati, finally has a release date. The film is all set to release on January 25, and will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan. Padmavat was scheduled to release on December 1, 2016 but the release was deferred amongst various protests and controversies that surrounded Sanjay leela Bhansali's magnum opus.

Taran Adarsh has confirmed the release date on Twitter saying, "#Padmavat to release on 25 Jan 2018... #RepublicDayWeekend".

Padmavat, as it is now being called, was screened for a special bench of historians who suggested five modifications which included the change in the title from Padmavati to Padmavat. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is said to be inspired by Malik Muhammad Jayasi's Padmavat and stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

The film's trailer was applauded by all but the controversies began soon after. The Rajput Karni Sena objected to the way Deepika's character was portrayed in the film. Multiple death threats were issued against the filmmaker and lead actor Deepika.

It was being speculated that the film will clash with PadMan but when Akshay Kumar was asked about the same, he said, "Every film has the right to release whenever they want, and I am happy for them." The release of these two films will be followed by Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary which stars Sidharth Malhotra.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the producers of the film are yet to release a statement on the same. With the release of three big films on the Republic Day weekend, the audience will surely have a gala time at the movies.

Also watch: Karni Sena wants Bhansali to be jailed

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