Finally green signals to ‘PADMAVAT’ in Goa

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PANAJI: If Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) issues a censor certificate to 'Padmavat', the Goa government does not have a problem to screen this, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. "If they have a censor certificate we do not have objection. If there is a law and order issue, we will look at it then," Parrikar told reporters.

Parrikar also said that the state police had expressed apprehensions about the film being screened in Goa during the peak tourism season in December, when a significant chunk of the uniformed personnel are busy discharging law and order duties.

He added that since the peak season was over, the apprehension was irrelevant.

"Police report was for peak season. Peak season is over, so there is no problem," Parrikar said.

The women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party had objected to the screening of the film in Goa citing law and order problems and wrong portrayal of queen Padmavati in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has been renamed Padmavat. The Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer will release on January 25 and clash with Akshay Kumar's PadMan.

After much controversy and delay, the Central Board of Film Certification finally certified 'Padmavat', clearing the path for its release in cinema halls.

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