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Ranveer, Deepika, Shahid break their silence on 'Padmavati' controversy

'Padmavati' Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Was Allegedly Assaulted On The Sets In Rajasthan's Jaigarh Fort And Movie's Star Cast Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh And Shahid Kapoor Have Condemned The Incident.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ranpreet Kaur | Updated on: 28 Jan 2017, 10:57:00 PM
Ranveer, Deepika, Shahid break their silence on 'Padmavati' controversy

New Delhi:

'Padmavati' star cast Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor have cleared the air about the controversy surrounding the period drama.

The actors come out in support of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and claimed that 'Padmavati' will not be distorting the facts.

Their reaction came in response to the recent assault incident with Bhansali on the sets of 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan's Jaigarh Fort.

The activists of Rajput Karni Sena staged the protest at the fort during the shooting and even attempted to vandalise the sets, saying that the filmmaker is changing the history.

The protestors alleged that Bhansali's movie features love scenes between Padmini and Alauddin Khilji which is being played by Deepika and Ranveer in the movie

It was also reported that SLB was also assaulted during the protest.

However, the entire cast has quashed the reports of twisting the facts on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Actress Deepika Padukone, who plays the titular role in 'Padmavati', expressed her displeasure on the incident.

In a series of tweets, she wrote, "In a state of shock!deeply saddened and disheartened by yesterday's events! As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history. Our only endeavour is & has always been to share with the world the story of this courageous & powerful woman in the purest form there is."


Soon, Ranveer Singh too expressed his views on the incident, "As a team, we are making 'Padmavati' keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community. Sanjay Sir is one of the most accomplished & authentic filmmakers we have in India, & he won't ever do anything to hurt anyone's feelings. What's happened is very unfortunate. We hope the people of Rajasthan will understand & empathise with our intentions & give us their support."

Later, Shahid Kapoor who plays the role of Padmavati's husband Raja Rawal Ratan also condemned the assault saying, "Very very sad. Words do fall short and feel too little to express feelings. Violence is unacceptable. This incident has shocked me. We need to look deep within as a society, as a country, as a people. Where are we headed. Sanjay Bhansali is a filmmaker who the country should be proud of. You will know when u see Padmavati the dignity he brings to it. And my only regret is that I wasn't by his side when this happened."

Earlier, several other celebs too came out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali for 'Padmavati'. The movie is slated to release on November 17 this year.

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First Published : 28 Jan 2017, 06:23:00 PM