**Mumbai:** The makers of “Padmavati” on Friday denied speculation that the release of the epic drama is being deferred. It will release as scheduled on December 1.
“Rumours of postponement of Padmavati are baseless,” tweeted Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
The banner has produced “Padmavati” with Bhansali Productions, and it will distribute the film in India.
According to reports, the release of “Padmavati” was likely to be pushed ahead in view of the forthcoming elections in Gujarat, over alleged “distortion of facts”.
The movie is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties claim that the film wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati, a contention Bhansali has repeatedly denied.
The makers are yet to receive a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).