Padmavati controversy is at its peak. Even a day before its initial release date there is no sign of the furor losing any heat. Various celebrities have come out in the open to show their support for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. Salman Khan, who has earlier worked with the filmmaker in films like Khamoshi (1996) and Hum Dil Chuke Sanam (1999) has also voiced his opinion and said that Bhansali is a responsible filmmaker and will not make a film that will offend anyone. However, today at an event in Delhi, the Khan shocked every one when he said that the celebrated filmmaker has offended him. Also Read - Once Katrina Kaif Cried To Salman Khan Because John Abraham Replaced Her In Saaya? Here's What You Must Know
Salman said, “Don’t know about others but Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me.” He further added, “I gave him two hits, then he took Shah Rukh Khan in Devdas.” The Tiger Zinda Hai star was being funny and trying to add a few lighter notes to an issue that has already been blown out of proportion. Expressing his views on what is being said and done against the film and its entire team, Salman opined, “Nobody but only CBFC and Court’s will decide on Padmavati. Yes, it is not right to hurt anyone’s sentiments but at the same time it is not fair to comment on the film without seeing it. Everyone must respect the verdict of the censor board.” Also Read - Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai’s Unseen Photos From Sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Will Make You Fall in Love With Cult Classic Again
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Summit, the actor further pointed out how the controversies and negativity around a film is detrimental to the entire film industry and works against all those people who work in it. “Whenever there is a controversy around a film, there is a lot of loss. People panic, and refrain from going to theatres,” said Salman further urging all the groups involved in the Padmavati controversy to stop protesting without even seeing the film. Also Read - Bigg Boss 15 Duration And Contestants: Salman Khan's Show to Run For 6 Months With Tons of Wild-Card Entries?
Further on the Hindu-Muslim contention that raises its head in the country from time to time, Salman said, “There is no religion in our industry. My dad is a Muslim, my mother is a Hindu and I call myself ‘insaan’.