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Deepika Padukone’s Midriff​ Covered  By Computer Graphics



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 entitled Padmavat.

Apparently the shots of Deepika’s tummy 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  Padmavat(i).

“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,” says 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.

Giving details on  the CBFC’s viewing of  Padmavati a source says, “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.”

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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