Shah Rukh Khan on Padmaavat controversy: I suggested to their team not to talk about this

Shah Rukh Khan has finally spoken on the entire Padmaavat controversy and the protests.​ He said that major Bollywood stars stayed silent on Padmaavat controversy not out of fear but to avoid hurting the film’s chances at the box office.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat starring Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh hit the screens on January 25, this year. It has emerged as a winner at the box office. The magnum opus has also crossed the whopping benchmark of Rs 540 crore at the worldwide box-office. 

However, the film faced a lot of trouble ahead of its release as various Rajput groups were up in arms against the movie over its portrayal of Queen Padmavati and Rajput honour.

Shah Rukh Khan has finally spoken on the entire Padmaavat controversy and the protests.​ He said that major Bollywood stars stayed silent on Padmaavat controversy not out of fear but to avoid hurting the film’s chances at the box office. 

He told a leading daily, ‘’Sometimes, when people are going in an ‘uprising’, you should just stand back. Nobody is scared, fearful or hiding their own skin as is said about Bollywood stars, ‘Oh these people just want to earn money and not do anything for the society.’ No. We love our society, we make entertaining films and we want our society to be happy.’’

Shah Rukh further added that he suggested the film’s team to remain quiet during the controversy, rather than giving importance to the protests. ‘’Business of our films happen in the first few days. If you kill the first few days, the business suffers... Recently with the Viacom18 film (Padmaavat), we had people saying ‘Why don’t the other stars come up, they are not coming up, oh they are hiding.’ No, we are not hiding. As a matter of fact, the simple truth is this - there are certain people who go on an ‘uprising’, so to say. If more prominent actors, actresses and directors came and talked about this film... As a matter of fact, many a times I suggested to their team, not to talk about this, just keep quiet because you are giving wind to fire. And suddenly these people are getting more recognised by the virtue of being on all the news channels. So don’t give them importance,” Shah Rukh said.

“No filmmaker goes out and makes films to incite people, to trouble regions, to disturb the community. I never think anyone does that... Especially, all the responsible people. (But) Sometimes this is going to happen,’’ he added.

Shah Rukh said despite facing trouble, creative people are not scared of anything but they do worry about the audience’s safety. “As a 52-year-old father, I want you to come to the theatre - safe and sound - with your child and go happily. Even if you don’t like the film, the experience should be fantastic. That’s my responsibility. So the hurtfulness is not because ‘I am worried about my film’ but I am worried about that girl, my own son watching the film.’’

Comments

The most insensible comment...I don't understand why people find him an intellectual when he is just a wimp....If we don't raise our voice today, our tomorrow will get messed up.....yes, it would have hurt the movies chances but it would also pave the way for our future artists to stand up and fight for their rights...... This 'stay silent' attitude of our men is the reason we will not have a male 'Oprah Winfrey' anytime soon..... Everything revolves around their stardom, and they won't do anything to get it hurt.....Just imagine if our freedom fighters would have stayed silent, locked up inside their homes!!!!

I think SRK gave good advice, there was absolutely no point in even discussing this. Shiv Sena is literally like a terrorist group and you don't reason with these people. Anyone who uses vandalism and threats to showcase their dislike are not the kind of people you should have an "intellectual" conversation with. The government needed to do something about it and they did the necessary...

It's not my film, so blah blah blah!!!

Kuch bhi!

finally a sensible comment from a sensible man....
this is for all who were saying y ranveer was quiet during the whole time..

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