In a major victory for fringe, Viacom 18, the makers of Padmavati were forced to defer the release of the movie.
NewsCaravan contacted Viacom 18 and this is the exclusive statement issued by the studio.
‘Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted film makers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in ‘Padmavati’ that captures Rajput valor, dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Queen’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and many more.
India managed a hard-fought draw after England threaten to bowl them out in the last session. India finished the last day of the second innings with the scores of 172/6.
England had their chances in this match. Adil Rashid put them in a winning position by picking wickets in the fourth innings. But Virat with his unbeaten 49 made sure to take India to a draw.
The English team has a lot of positives to take away from this Test. For India, it will be high time to go back to the drawing board. The two teams will now travel to Vizag to play the second test match that begins on November 17. The pitch at Vizag has always been a delight for spinners.