After months of delay, a number of cuts in the film and explanations to the media, ‘Padmaavat’ is still struggling hard for its release, all thanks to the protests and threats by Shri Rajput Karni Sena. The filmmakers incorporated five modifications recommended by the review committee of the CBFC and a special panel of historians. One of these was not showing film’s leading actress Deepika Padukone’s midriff in the song Ghoomar.
The Karni sena as well as erstwhile royal family members of Jaipur have raised objections on showing the Rajput queen in the previous version of the song. Just like the other recommended modifications, this one too has been worked out by the makers.
So the new version of the song that has been released recently does not show Deepika’s belly at all. The earlier 5 minute 6 seconds song has been cut into a 3 minute 16 seconds. In the earlier version, there was a focus on Deepika’s waist on a few occasions but now, she has either been shown in close up or from a significant distance. And on in a few shots where her midriff could be visible, it has been covered in deep red using special effects techniques.
Finally, the new version of Ghoomar has Deepika all wrapped in a traditional attire and her midriff all covered. Watch the YouTube video of the song’s new version below:
As this version of Ghoomar released, people compared Deepika’s rendition in earlier and present video/pictures and could not resist reacting. Some had a great time laughing, some showed their rage towards Karni Sena while some pitied makers of ‘Padmaavat’. Check out of these some tweets below:
Maker of padmavati covered the midriff of dipika by VFX in the song “GHOOMAR”
Itna bawaal….kiya gya is movie ko le kr….
To fir movies me intimate scenes nhi hone chahiye, aur agar ho to fir kyun nhi bawaal ho rhe😶😶 pic.twitter.com/y6J6ue5iKd
— Naman Vaish (@vaish_naman11) January 20, 2018
Vfx covered waist in ghoomar to be filmed in theatre…then what about song which we have already downloaded in mobiles…!!
Eagerly waiting to watch the epic tale….!!! cant wait till the release…!!! pic.twitter.com/SSVUup0YRx
— Mohammed arif (@Mohammed_Arif37) January 20, 2018
So apparently the chaos was there in #Ghoomar #Padmaavat song was @deepikapadukone midriff was showing??1000s of people r getting raped abused but in so called mardo #KarniSena ko isme awaz uthani h?? And goverment approved? Say what we r living in a independent country?👏👏👏
— P A U L (@lokeshkpaul) January 19, 2018
happy to announce that Hindu culture has been saved. the video of ‘Ghoomar’ on YouTube has been replaced by one that uses CGI to ‘cover up’ three inches of bare midriff. bee em kay jay. https://t.co/zehHZ1AiBf
— call me by my handle (@schmaltzdisney) January 19, 2018
— Sayoni Aiyar (@sayoniaiyar) January 19, 2018
Censor board reportedly advised Deepika’s exposed stomach to be covered. Hence the new video. Crazy! https://t.co/nYgnEfgurK
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) January 20, 2018
Thank goodness I saved Ghoomar on my computer. I can watch Deepika’s thumkas any time the way it was intended 😏 pic.twitter.com/8Pwo8paIrk
— Ash (@kaninewest) January 19, 2018
Deepika Padukone Exposes Her Mid-Riff In Ghoomar Song..
– People Raise Their Voice
– Call For Bharat Bandh
– Want To Chop Off Her Nose
While Many Girls Get Raped And Lie Naked On The Road And Everyone Becomes Blind..
Welcome To India 👏👏#Padmavaat
— Ankit Mor (@AnkitM03) January 22, 2018
— Amar Butala (@amarbutala) January 19, 2018
Things that Rajputs should really outrage about :
-Crime against women
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya25) January 22, 2018
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