Padmavati controversy is raging on and with new threats being issued every day, we see no sign of it ending anytime soon. Amid all this chaos, Deepika Padukone, the lead actress of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed period film, is trying hard to not let the negativity affect her. She now has beefed up security outside her house and around her when she steps out of her home. There is threat to her life and the latest and perhaps the most bizarre one is about maiming her nose ala the Lakshman – Surpanakha episode from Ramayana.Also Read - Deepika Padukone Crashes In Hubby Ranveer Singh's Chat With Fans, Asks 'When are you coming home?'
When DNA After Hours Editor Meena Iyer met the actress this noon, the actress showed no signs of anxiety or nervousness. It’s her faith in the judicial system that makes her go about like its business as usual. “I have full faith in the judicial system of our country. I know no wrong will be done,” she says with a positive attitude that’s infectious. Also Read - The Incarnation-SITA Writer Says ‘Kangana Was Our Priority Not Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone’
She is hurt and angry about what is being said against her labor of love, one to which she devoted two years of her life, “As a woman, as an artiste, as someone who has worked and given two years of my life to this movie, I feel hurt, I feel angry, but I also think it is extremely funny that people are reacting like this to a film. I am feeling so many emotions at this point.’’ But she knows in the end, all will be fine. “There is fraction out there who is doing what it is. But as I said at the start, I have faith in our judicial system,” she reiterates, more to herself than to Meena Iyer. Also Read - Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh Buy Lavish Holiday Home In Alibaug?
During her conversation with DNA, Deepika gets nostalgic as she goes back in time to analyse what she has lost and gained in her 10 years in Bollywood. “Without sounding immodest, I must say I have worked very hard to be here today. Padmavati also marks the evolution of the relationship between Sanjay Leela Bhansali and me as filmmaker and artiste. It takes a lot of trust and transparency, agreements and disagreements to reach a stage with your director, where we can both look into each other’s eyes and we know what the other person is thinking or feeling without having to say anything,” she says. Padmavati marks her 10th year in films and is also her third with Bhansali after the successful Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram Leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015).
Padmavati is special for her and it takes no words to establish the turmoil that the actress must be going through right now even as the controversy takes a new, uglier shape every day. “Padmavati marks some of the most memorable moments of my life on a film set. In my opinion, Padmavati, especially in 3D will be an experience worth savouring. It is much more than just a film,” she reveals to DNA, further making us hope that the film sees no delays and sees a smooth release.
Padmavati, starring Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh along with Deepika and Aditi Rao Hydari is all set to release on December 1.