GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
3-min read

Padmavati Row: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor Bat For Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Padmavati, a historical drama, stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles.

News18.com

Updated:January 28, 2017, 5:12 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Padmavati Row: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor Bat For Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Padmavati, a historical drama, stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles.
Loading...

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his crew have reportedly cancelled the shooting for the upcoming film Padmavati after a fringe group vandalised the sets in Jaipur. The protestors accused makers of "distorting the facts about Rani Padmavati" in the historical drama.

While many Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Omung Kumar, Sudhir Mishra, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor extended their support to the filmmaker calling the protest 'ridiculous' and 'appalling', none from the cast voiced their opinions.

However, a day after the incident, the three lead actors including Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh took to Twitter and clarified that there's no distortion of history in the film's plot.

Deepika wrote, "In a state of shock!deeply saddened and disheartened by yesterday's events!#Padmavati. As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history". She further mentioned that the only aim is to "share with the world the story of this courageous & powerful woman in the purest form there is".

Ranveer, who'll play the role of Alauddin Khilji, said that the team is making Padmavati "keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community". He further took a stand supporting Sanjay and referred to him as "the most accomplished & authentic filmmakers" of India.

Shahid Kapoor, who'll be seen in the role of Rani Padmini's husband Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, maintained that "violence in unacceptable. He even urged people to introspect and understand where they're heading as a society.

Padmavati, a historical drama, stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles. The film is based on the story of Rani Padmini, who refused to submit to Emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort with his army. The queen killed herself along with scores of other women before he stormed the fort.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Loading...