Padmavati actor Deepika Padukone: Would be nicer to feel protected at this point

It is disheartening sometimes that people don’t recognise that.” The actress also spoke about the gender dynamics of Indian cinema. The movie’s release date has been deferred from the original December 1 date, but there are efforts from Hindu groups to have it banned. I think it is too soon to tell… But yes it would be nicer to feel safer or protected at this point.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s attempt to bring alive the story of Rajput queen Rani Padmavati on the silver screen with his movie Padmavati hasn’t gone down well with Hindu groups backed by the BJP. There are conjectures that it “distorts history” regarding the Rajput queen, and Bhansali has denied it repeatedly. Asked whether she would like to have better protection from the state, she said: “In an ideal world, yes. Cinema has the power to bring the people together, to unite people and to spread love. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Bhansali faced many hiccups while shooting the film, but the protests escalated as the film neared its release date. It features Deepika as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as her husband and a warrior king and Ranveer Singh essays Alauddin Khilji. Related News
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Published: November 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Padmavati actor Deepika Padukone faced several threats for playing the role of Rani Padmini. In an interview with Talking Movies: India Special for BBC World News, the actress voiced her opinion on the whole stir. Talking about all the protests surrounding the project, the Piku star said: “It is hurtful and it is sad. “Yes, I’ve seen that transition. The show will go on air on Saturday, read a statement.