Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been surrounded by controversies for months now. It’s not new to anyone living in India and not knowing about the protests and uncalled allegations on this period drama. The movie stars Deepika Padukone in the titular role of Padmavati, Sshahi Kapoor as her husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Kapoor as the rampant ruler Allauddin Khilji. The release of the film has been halted due to the various protests and murder threats by the Karni Sena where as few states have banned the film completely.
If there is one film which would bring all the big stars of the film industry together, it will be Padmavati for sure. After all the hoopla around the actors and the director, the members of Indian film industry have stood up in support of the cast involved and are signing a petition for their protection. Where actresses like Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi and Vidya Balan are coming in front to sign it, this Queen actress has refused to do so.
Kangana Ranaut herself has been a part of several controversies off lately. Her latest fiasco with Hrithik Roshan is hidden from no one. Since the industry did not support her in a time of need, may be this time Kangana has taken a stand for herself and is not willing to show her support for the film or the actress.
She has recently made a statement, “I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing vs right wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country, I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao’ lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me, like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”