Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand project, Padmavati has been cleared by the British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) without any cuts, but the producers say they are not planning to release the film without the Indian censor board's go-ahead.
The worldwide release date was initially decided December 1, 2017
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film was given a 12A rating by the BBFC which passed it for audiences in the UK without any cuts. The 12A rating mandates that the film cannot be viewed by a child under the age of 12 unless accompanied by an adult.
"'Padmavati' (12A) moderate violence, injury detail. All known versions of this work passes uncut." stated the official website of the British Censor Board.
However, sources at Viacom 18 said they are not planning to release the film anywhere in the world without the requisite clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking a direction to makers of the Bollywood film Padmavati not to be released outside India on December 1, 2017.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear on Tuesday the plea that alleged that the makers of "Padmavati" misrepresented facts before the court with regard to Censor Board's approval on releasing songs and the promo.