There cannot be bigger irony as this! At a meet held to support Padmavati, National award winning film editor B Lenin made derogatory remarks about the film’s actress, Deepika Padukone. In a shocking statement, he said, “Deepika’s own father (Badminton ace Prakash Padukone) has thrown her out of the house.” What beats us is that if he has nothing to say in support of the film, why be at a meet that’s held for the cause? You definitely wouldn’t imagine a personality of Lenin’s calibre stoop so low.
Interestingly, he had more shocks for us. He had some cringe-worthy statements to make about Tamil actress Amala Paul, who had faced controversy when posters of her Thiruttu Payale 2 got noticed for her navel in a yellow saree. Talking about the same in an interview, Amala had said, “I never thought my navel would create so much buzz around the film.” Back then, the actress had tried to see the whole issue in a lighter vein and move on. However, Lenin looks like he is not in the mood to let her put this behind her. Taking a dig at Amala, Lenin told the meet gathered in Chennai, “She is speaking about the navel. With CG (Computer Graphics), we can go even further inside and show everything.”
As if harboring some personal grudge, the celebrated editor went on to give his opinion on yet another statement by Amala, where she had revealed that Bobby Simha was awkward and nervous doing romantic scene but she, being someone who has always had the upper hand in romance, made it all easier. To this, Lenin asked what the actress meant when she said Upper hand?. “Did she mean, ‘Who would be on top? Nonsense!’,” the editor retorted. You can watch the whole video below:
At a time when the way India makes films is finally changing, with equal if not more focus on the female characters, this kind of character assassination of two actresses, on a public platform by a renowned and celebrated film personality is a new low.