Padmavati and controversies kind of go hand in hand now. Since the announcement, many religious and (fairly opportune) political organizations have been against its release, solely because rumours have been rife that Bhansali, the director of the magnum opus, has filmed a dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji (played by alleged lovebirds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh respectively), which apparently means that the goddess queen (whose existence is also debatable) has been shown in bad light.
And that’s all it took for Karni Sena, a rumor, to be reason enough to break down sets, pull political strings and put in a request on the ban on the release on the film. But, the makers are clearly in NO mood to pull back the release of the film.
Now that Padmavati is nearing its release, it’s natural for theatre owners to screen its beautifully crafted trailer across India. But, a theatre owner in Kota, Rajasthan paid a very heavy price for doing so.
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— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2017
In spite of Sanjay Leela Bhansali writing an open letter and even sharing a video through co-producer Viacom 18’s YouTube channel, in which he has clearly denied the existence of such a dream sequence, WHY are we still seeing such sights? Why is an unconfirmed news still causing so much trouble for the makers? Does this mean that any kind of freedom of expression, as long as it does not create a wrong impression of the characters, goes against the laws of Hinduism?
Speaking about the same, Deepika Padukone, who plays the titular character in the film, says, “It’s appalling, it’s absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film.”
Well, even after the statement from the makers, and now, Deepika Padukone, people will either not care or still hold different views.
What are your views? Is ANY of this justified? Let us know!
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