Sanjay Leela Bhansali is no stranger to controversies and celebrity backlashes with regards to the content of his films. It is usually the lack of relatability to or sufficient knowledge about a particular era that lands Bhansali in trouble, and his latest outing, Padmaavat, is the prime proof of that!
Yes, you have time and again heard about the fringe group protests and even the most recent open letter that was posted by Swara Bhasker, which called out the filmmaker due to the controversial Jauhar scene in the climax.
For those who want to catch up that particular letter, you will find it right here.
But, those who already know about it, are you wondering what does Bhansali have to say about her criticism?
Quite recently, he opined that the much-talked-about climax of the film is indeed an act of war and revolt. He also said that it is the final blow of the war that the brave Rajput women gave to the invaders (in this case, Alauddin Khilji and his troops) by not letting them conquer the very thing that they fought so hard for. He also clarified that in the end, it was the victory of Rani Padmavati in the end and at the end of it all, it is an empowering act.
Well, we totally agree. Had it probably been any other way, that could have faced more backlash than the film is already facing.
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