Padmaavat has ignited a lot of controversies over a few months. First, the Rajput Karni Sena hindered the release of the film and succeeded to get it banned, initially, in four states. The ban was, later, lifted by the Supreme Court.
While the viewers appreciated the magnum opus, it gave birth to a clash among the celebs from B-town.
The Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker dared to differ on the opinions about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The actress wrote an open letter on The Wire and expressed her thoughts on the jauhar scene in the film. She said, “Women have the right to live — independent of whether men are living or not. Women have the right to live. Period. Women are not only walking talking vaginas.” Where Vivek Agnihotri and Suchitra Krishnamoorti bashed the actress for her vaginal comment, other actors like Sayani Gupta and Richa Chadha came in her support.
Though, Shahid and Ranveer shrugged off the discussion on the topic Padmaavat actress Deepika Padukone expressed her opinion. She responded to her open letter and said, “She probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning of the film. You probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that come out.”
“I think, secondly, the fact that it is important to view a film in totality and to see in which period it was set in. Third of all, I think for me this film is not just about the act (jauhar) that they all committed, but it stood for so much more. For me, it’s a celebration of women and their strength, power, and dignity,” she added.