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Changing name not enough, delete scenes: Athawale on

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

today said "Padmavat" should not be allowed to release till the scenes which were "offensive" to the community were deleted from it.

He added that he would meet Central Board of Certification (CBFC) chief soon in this regard.

"Changing the name of the controversial film, 'Padmavati' (to 'Padmavat'), is not enough. Till the objections of the community as regards the are not cleared, it should not be released," the of state for social justice and empowerment said.

Stating that while the name of the film was changed, the story and scenes were not, Athawale demanded that such scenes be deleted before the film was released.

The Karni Sena, a group opposed to the film, had staged a protest outside the CBFC office here yesterday over the clearance given to the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor- starrer is slated for a release on January 25.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:30 IST