Padmavati, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film has been mired in controversies for almost a year now but the controversies have escalated massively in the last one month. With organizations threatening to boycott the director and the actors, the film is facing a lot of protests around the country. The film is scheduled to release on December 1, 2017, and facing a lot of trouble for its release in the country. Several Bollywood celebrities, including Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Prakash Raj, Rajkummar Rao, Karan Johar and many others, have come forward in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Now the television stars are showing their support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus and are lending their voice to back Padmavati’s release on December 1, 2017.Also Read - Deepika Padukone Cannes: Deepika Stuns on Opening Night of Cannes Film Festival in a Sabyasachi Saree | Watch Video
Padmavati is based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi and features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati. Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The film has been one controversy after another and now its release is posing a final hurdle. Many television celebrities like Aly Goni, Suyyash Rai, Tanya Sharma and others came out in support of the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his vision. They are of the opinion that violence should not be used and cinema is for entertainment purposes and should be taken it as such. Check out their reactions below. Ranveer Singh Shared Photo With ‘Losing His Religion’ Caption, Twitterati Got Miffed While Some Compared Him To Sonu Nigam Also Read - Cannes 2022: PM Modi Hails India as Country of Honour, Says 'Cinema Showcases Human Emotions'
Aly Goni: “I support Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Also, I can’t be judgmental until the time I complete watching it out. Padmavati, as it is, hasn’t released in the theaters and the way controversies are making noise it is kind of funny. Films are made to educate people with the help of entertainment. And we have our law and order to see its productivity. So why violence is required!” Also Read - Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone Represents Indian Culture in Sabyasachi's Golden-Black Striped Shimmery Saree With Golden Matha Patti
Suyyash Rai: “Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies never have disgusting content. I have immense respect for him as he brings out the best in his films. They are productive and entertaining. Keeping in mind about his previous releases, we should get a sense that he cannot portray anything wrong. And above all censor board is here to look after; such controversies are just unwanted violence.”
Tanya Sharma: “I support the filmmaker as I have grown up enjoying his work. He makes the film so beautifully. Padmavati will also do really good as the promo suggests. Controversies are a trend now. So we should not give them that importance.”
Piyush Sahdev: “I feel some groups exist to create violence. The movie is yet not released how can we talk about its content or be judgmental. I think it’s not our work, there are laws and order to protect the beauty of our history.”
Sofia Hayat: “People need to chill out. Filmmakers should enjoy the freedom to express an opinion by their films. Without having a watch we can’t judge. Every story has a different angle and the truth is not fully known by mankind. You cannot be upset about others actions.”
Puru Chibber: “I believe when censor board is doing their work and till now they have never disappointed us then what is the use of such controversies. Sanjay sir makes very beautiful and nice films.”
Mahika Sharma: “Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film does wonders. Padmavati will do it too. As it is after watching the trailer our expectations are high. People are simply creating a ruckus as how could they judge it without watching. It is yet to release.”
Amrapali Gupta: “Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always impressed the audience with his work. And the promos of his upcoming ‘Padmavati’ give us the same hope. I think protests are not required as we should trust our government on that. Movies are only permitted to release after their approval.”
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It seems that our television celebrities have hit the nail on the head as they have rightly said that we can’t judge a movie before watching it. Moreover, the director has already said that his film is based on the epic poem and does not actually have many references to history. The controversies raked up by the numerous religious groups are only adding fuel to an already restless fire in India which stems from the religious divide. Cinema should be given its creative freedom as it is always based on the story, or fiction and usually do not have any semblance of truth.