With just two weeks left for the much awaited release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, the controversy surrounding the movie doesn't seem to die down.
However, with several Rajput groups protesting against the release of the movie, actress Aditi Rao Hydari has come out in support of the ace-filmmaker and said that he celebrates out culture and his vision should be respected.
The actress took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to share her views on the ongoing controversy and wrote, "An Indian and an artist we should be proud of... He celebrates our stories, our culture our music. Despite every trial by fire that we put him through... we love you #SanjayLeelaBhansali more power to you."
An Indian and an artist we should be proud of... He celebrates our stories, our culture our music. Despite every trial by fire that we put him through... we love you #SanjayLeelaBhansali more power to you ðŸŒŸâ¤#WeSupportPadmavati @FilmPadmavatiâ€” Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) November 14, 2017
Notably, Aditi is also a part of Bhansali's Padmavati, which is facing trouble ahead of its release as various Rajput groups are seeking a ban on the film, accusing the director of distorting history.
The actress is seen playing the role of Alauddin Khilji's wife
Bhansali has been facing trouble since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice -- in Jaipur and Kolhapur -- and the director was roughed up by members of Karni Sena during the Jaipur schedule of the film earlier this year.
Rajput groups and some BJP members have accused Bhansali of distorting facts in the movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The film is scheduled to be released on December 1.
Bhansali has already issued an appeal to clarify that there is no dream sequence between Deepika's Padmavati and Ranveer's Khilji as claimed by Rajput groups.