Opposing the CBFC's decision to release the film, a Karni Sena leader said, "Merely changing the name of the film isn't enough".
The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice.
CBFC gave it the green signal with a U/A certification in consultation with a three-member advisory panel.
This film got into a controversy after Rajput groups claimed that it distorts history.
Deepika's 'Padmavati' officially gets renamed as 'Padmaavat'!
Security has been beefed up outside the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai after Karni Sena workers reached there to stage a protest against the release of the film.
Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures have accepted the above changes. We believe that these changes are in line with the filmic depiction of the story we wanted to tell, " he said.
While Padmaavat release has been banned in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Goa on Monday clarified that the movie could be released there. The CBFC suggested few modifications in the controversial movie which included changing of the film's title to "Padmavat" and modifications in song "Ghoomar" in December previous year. When asked about the project's current status, PTI reported that Shahid said, "I am sure we will have clarity by the end of this year about when the film is releasing. We have full faith in the CBFC and in the transparent, fair and inclusive process that has been followed", it said. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film is all set to hit the screens on January 26, 2018 now, say sources.
On December 30, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chose to give the movie UA certificate with the suggestion that the title of the movie be changes to "Padmavat" from "Padmavati". The film will clash with Pad Man, starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, at the box office.