Opposition to Deepika Padukone's upcoming release Padmavati has spilled over to Twitter where vitriolic tweets are being directed at the 31-year-old actress after she spoke about her embattled film.
"We will not tolerate any such attempt and people in large numbers will lodge protest in the national capital on November 19", he said in a press conference.
Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, had issued innumerable threats as it believes that Bhansali filmed a dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati.
Deepika says that she is really proud that she is a part of the movie and she is telling the story to the people which need to be told. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor has said that Bhansali makes wonderful films and let CBFC decide if the movie is suitable for release. What have we gotten ourselves into?
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"They are very independent individuals and very strong characters", Deepika said, her voice exuding pride that in Padmavati, while there are two men - Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh - she essays the title role, which "does not happen often in a woman's career". And where have we reached as a nation?
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lashed out at Deepika Padukone for her "regression" comments. The protesters are already demanding a ban on the film and now the theaters are burnt way before the film is released. She says that her journey has been a pretty incredible. They want to halt its release, which is on December 1.
Meanwhile, senior VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra said a case should be lodged against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali over "Padmavati" and senior Congress leader Rameshwar Dudi demanded a ban on the controversial film.
The Hindi film industry has come out in support of the period drama criticising the protest.