Even while there was outrage over their film Padmaavat till the day it hit theatres in January 2018, the actors of the film stayed away from talking about it. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali didn’t want any more controversy around the film and therefore asked his lead stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor to stay away from talking or commenting about all the negativity that surrounded their period film. However, now the film has released to great feedback and huge collections at the box office. In just 50 days, the magnum opus had crossed Rs 50 crore. Also Read - Ranveer Singh's Diamond-Studded Wrist Watch is Super Stunning And Super Expensive - Guess The Price
It is time to celebrate feel proud. So when Ranveer Singh was at the News18 Rising India Summit on Saturday, discussions about the film Padmaavat were inevitable. When the actor was asked about what he felt when the whole controversy was going on around his labour of love, Ranveer said, “It’s bizarre when I watch it. I can’t believe that it’s 2018. It is so blatant that it’s bizarre. It borders on fascism. I found it appalling, I was in shock which then turned into rage.” Also Read - Deepika Padukone’s Rs 12,500 Oversized Shirt Deserves a Place in Your Closet| See Viral Photos
He confessed about feeling “helpless” and described the incidents as “frustrating”. However, the actor dodged the question on how he felt about how the government and the censor board handled the protests and furor. But the actor did reveal that he was hugely infuriated and was left “full of rage” when Rajput organisation Shree Rajput Karni Sena vandalised the film’s sets, assaulted Bhansali and carried on with protests across the country. “But I was asked not to do anything since things would get worse and it could have been perceived as retaliation,” said the actor who will next be seen in Gully Boy. Also Read - Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone's 83 Gets Release Date; April Window Cleared For Sooryavanshi?
(Inputs from IANS)