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Deepika Padukone’s Midriff Covered by CGI in ‘Padmaavat’

The film’s release on January 25 still seems to be uncertain since it has not received the censor certificate yet. 

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Deepika Padukone in a still from the song, <i>Ghoomar</i> from <i>Padmavat.&nbsp;</i>
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Puritanism in the arts  just acquired a new definition with Deepika Padukone being asked to cover up in the Ghoomar song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, now titled Padmaavat.

The shots of Deepika’s midriff peeping out of her elaborate ghagra-choli during the Ghoomar dance number were found to be “unbecoming”  for the character - the Royal Queen that the actress plays in Padmaavat.

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“The  CBFC’s  Examining Committee asked the film’s producers—the director was not present during the censor screening—to  remove the shots where her stomach was visible. However such editing would have disturbed the smooth choreographic flow of the elegant dance number. The  director preferred to conceal Deepika’s belly through computer graphics,”
A source present at the screening.

The film has been re-submitted  to the CBFC with the modifications asked for. But it is yet to get its censor certificate.

“The screening and the discussion post the screening went on from 5 pm till almost 2 am.  CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi was  present. The historians and royal representatives raised many objections. But the board members of the CBFC found nothing objectionable in the content. They recommended a ‘UA’ with minor  modifications.”
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The Padmavati  producers have made the recommended modifications and re-submitted the film to the CBFC.  But the censor certificate  is yet to be given to the producers. Given the volatile and menacing scenario it is unlikely that that the film will actually release on January 25.

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