Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has come a long way and the time was very sensitive for the entire team of the film, when amid all the protests Bhansali and Deepika Padukone received death threats from the fringe group.
B-Town has already shown their support for the film but it’s about time when the leading actor of the film, Ranveer Singh broke his silence over the controversy that was disrespectful for all the women of our nation.
In an interview to India Today, Ranveer said that he was full of anger and rage about the threats Deepika received but had to handle his emotions for the good of the film.
“I was filled with rage. There’s no doubt about that. I had a very strong urge to act out, to speak out, but I was given strict instructions not to. And I had to respect that, because I was not at the forefront of this fight. It’s the prerogative of the producers, of the director. If they were explicitly telling me that me saying something or doing something is going to complicate things further, I don’t want to complicate their lives. I want to do my bit to make sure that this film gets made and it gets released. If this is what they are asking me to do, I have to abide by that,” Ranveer said.
Members of Karni Sena accused Bhansali of distorting the facts and portraying women in a negative light and demanded a nationwide ban on the film or and announced an award of Rs 5-crore to the person who would chop off Deepika’s nose or behead Bhansali.
With the release of the film, Padmaavat has indeed emerged as a winner with universal acclaim and people calling it the best tribute to Rajputs.
On Padmaavat‘s phenomenal success, Ranveer had the best reply and told the news channel: “Eventually, these perpetrators have lost. The film has won, Mr Bhansali has won. It’s a victory, the way this film is celebrated not just in our country but across the world. The kind of numbers it is posting is an indicator of widespread audience acceptance, approval and validation. I am very happy, especially for Mr Bhansali, because he has been through the most.”
SLB’s Padmaavat, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh was released worldwide on January 25.