Padmavati has been embroiled in multiple controversies for the last couple of months. The film’s sets were destroyed by a bunch of goons, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and assaulted, and now to top it all off, they’ve threatened to not let the film release. From people taking out their swords on national television to the Karni Sena members offering a bounty to have Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali beheaded – this is getting messier, more disgusting and more dangerous by the day.
And what’s even sadder is that not a lot of industry insiders have come forth to support Padmavati. Except for a few including the cast of the film – Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor – coming out and condemning these threats, there has been a haunting silence from the rest of Bollywood. We hope they come out and speak up soon.
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is very vocal of his opinions and has faced his fair share of flak for doing so, took to twitter to lend his support to DP and Team Padmavati.
I wantMs.Deepika’s head.. saved. Respect it more than her body.Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that.Many communities have apposed my films.Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. We’ve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat”
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 20, 2017
Seriously. Wake up, India.