'Padmavat' set to release on Jan 25, film to clash with Padman
Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavat is set to hit the screens on January 25 after months of uncertainty and violent protests that led to the controversial film's name being changed from 'Padmavati'.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film will clash with Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman at the box office during the Republic Day weekend.
The film, mired in controversy over its plot line, has been given the go-ahead by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has asked the makers to change the title and suggested some other modifications.
The film was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1.
Though Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have not released an official statement yet, sources in the production house confirmed that the film will release on January 25, a day before Republic Day.
"The film is releasing on January 25. There is no clarity when the official statement will be out regarding this," sources in the Viacom18 Motion Pictures told PTI.
Trade anaylist Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the release date.