Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmavati has become synonymous with controversy at this point. The film has suffered the wrath of the fringe groups and the makers have voluntarily decided to defer the release date of the film. And following these issues, the fringe groups have put a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the head and nose of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone respectively. And though the Rajput community is strong in numbers, the film’s cast is not too short of support either.
Apart from those on the social media, who pledged their support and backed Deepika and her film, there have been those from the industry in support as well – of the likes of Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. A source tells DNA, “The moment Aamir read the news, he immediately called up Deepika to check on her. He was extremely concerned about her. Aamir and Deepika had a long conversation about the whole scenario and he assured her of being there for her if needed.” ALSO READ: Padmavati Controversy: After UP, MP, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje Raises Concerns, Says Film Won’t be Released Till Necessary Changes Are Made
And Deepika’s Bollywood debut co-star Shah Rukh Khan also came in support, as the source adds, “Deepika’s other co-stars including Shah Rukh Khan also called Deepika. Everyone has expressed concern. Deepika, on the other hand, is maintaining an extremely strong stand.” Apart from Bollywood Deepika has also found support in her Hollywood friends. Her xXx: Return of Xander Cage co-star Ruby Rose also tweeted in support of the actress from the other side of the world. Meanwhile, the makers of the film have tightened the security for the Padmavati team, especially that of Bhansali and Deepika. It remains to be seen which release date the film will choose as per further developments. Stay tuned to this space for more.