New Delhi:  After facing several blockades and controversies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmavati“, which was retitled “Padmavat” and again “Padmaavat“, will release on January 25, makers of the film announced today.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced that the film will be released worldwide in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The film was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1.

However, the film will not be screened in Rajasthan, the state’s Vasundhara Raje government has asserted earlier citing public sentiment.

Rajasthan was among the states that announced a ban on the film last year amid fierce protests by Rajput groups. The groups had objected to the depiction of their legendary Queen Padmini and alleged a distortion of history, even though experts are divided over whether the queen’s story is fact or legend.

The Rajput Karni Sena, which led the protests, has threatened to vandalise cinema halls screening the movie, despite the censor board’s…

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