If there is one film which has brought a large section of the film industry together, it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. The period drama might be receiving support from many celebrities. But it seems Kangana Ranaut is not entirely convinced. While Kangana definitely lending her support to Padmavati, she refuses to be a part of what she calls a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao.’
A statement released in behalf of the actress places blame rather squarely on Ms Azmi for Kangana’s refusal to sign. Here it is:
“I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing vs right wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country, I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao‘ lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me, like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”
For the uninitiated, Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have been in the middle of a massive controversy for making a film based on one of the most significant chapters of Indian history.
However, there were rumours suggesting that the film had a dream sequence between Deepika and Ranveer Singh (who plays Alauddin Khilji – a tyrant Sultan who ruled Delhi) in the film. This led to massive protests – the sets of the film were vandalised and a rangoli inspired by the film’s poster created by an artist at a mall in Gujarat was destroyed a few weeks back.