Actor Shraddha Kapoor today said what is happening with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed “Padmavati” is extremely sad. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” has been mired in controversies since its shooting started. Activists of the Karni Sena, a Rajput community, besides other groups have been protesting against the movie, claiming the film “distorts” historical facts.”They are trying to defame queen Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable,” an activist of the Karni Sena said.
Activists of the Karni Sena earlier this month vandalised a theatre in Kota, Rajasthan, over reports that it was showing a trailer of “Padmavati”. A Karni Sena leader threatened actress Deepika Padukone, who plays the lead in the movie, with physical harm.
“I think it’s very, very unfortunate. It is very saddening what’s happening and it’s unfortunate. This is what I want to say,” Shraddha told reporters here. Shraddha Kapoorwas speaking at the launch of Skechers shoes, here. The film has been hitting road blocks one after another, with Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, banning the film. Historians are divided on whether Padmavati actually existed. She finds mention in the 16th century epic poem “Padmavati”.
Earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on December 1, the release date of the film has been postponed by the makers till further notice.