What made Akshay Kumar and team change the name of Durgavati to Durgamati?

Recently, the poster of Bhumi Pednekar and Arshad Warsi starrer Durgamati The Myth grabbed the attention of the audience. Bankrolled by T-Series, Abundantia Entertainment, and presented by superstar Akshay Kumar, the film was earlier called Durgavati. The sudden change in the film's title left the film fraternity and the fans bewildered. Although the makers didn't disclose the reason behind the decision, many assumed that it was done to avoid controversy. Akshay Kumar's last release Laxmii was accused of hurting the religious sentiments. For the unversed, Durgavati is a celebrated historical figure who had bravely fought the Mughals.