Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film, Padmavati has been mired in controversies. There have been protests against the film by certain groups who allege that history has been distorted in the film.
Deepika Padukone gave out an interview today to an international news channel today and said, “It’s amusing actually sometimes when I look at it and I actually look at this as a moment for all of us to be celebrating this woman’s life. To celebrate everything she stood for, to celebrate everything that she believed in, to celebrate Rajput culture and heritage. This is a time for us to celebrate really.
When asked about the ban on Mahira Khan’s film Verna and whether people are too quick to judge films, Deepika said, “Yes, It’s sad that a small section of people don’t understand the power of cinema and what it can do to the world. It brings people together, it spreads love, it’s fascinating what cinema can do and it’s sad that a certain group of people choose to not recognize that.”
In an earlier interview today with a news agency, Deepika reacted to the violence against the film and said, “It's appalling, it's absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed.”
Padmavati is slated to release on 1st December 2017 and stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh. The film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali also stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in pivotal characters.