Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has faced numerous controversies even before its release in India. Various groups have claimed that the makers of the film have insulted the Rajput culture by showing Padmavati in poor light. Although it has not yet been officially released it has attracted criticism.
Some fringe leaders have even threatened to kill the actors of the film. Bounty was announced for the beheading of lead actress Deepika Padukone. Some warned that they would chop her nose if she doesn’t stop promoting her film.
However, recently a dead body was found hanging in the Jaipur fort with a note ‘We don’t burn effigies, we kill’. This act of violence has shocked the country and Bollywood stars have come out to defend the makers of the film in their own way.
“We don’t burn effigies, we kill.”
Famous comedian Kapil Sharma came out to say that it is the job of the censor board to view the film and analyze the content of the film.
As it is not clear whether the film has been viewed by the censor board, the community is just assuming that there is something wrong in the film without actually seeing it. He went on to say that these death threats are completely wrong.
Censor board, being a government organization, should find out if there is anything objectionable in the film.
“Actually I’m really confused about it. Some say Censor Board has seen the film, some say they haven’t… so what is the reason? Basically, the community has raised the objection saying the film will hurt sentiments.. But the threats are completely wrong. It’s a democratic country, you can keep your point of view. But you cannot chop off someone’s head. At one moment, you are saying Deepika Padukone has made the country proud, you talk about women empowerment… I am sure you (pointing towards the journalists) would have got hurt too. Everyone is hurt because of these statements. As far as the release of the film is concerned, CBFC should see it (the film). If they find something objectionable, they are a government department. Rest, the threats are wrong,” Kapil Sharma said.
Kapil is busy promoting his new film ‘Firangi’ which will be released on first December. Deepika when asked about the release of Padmavati commented that she would like to be safer and protected but refused to say anything about the release date.