Shlok Sharma on Padmavati row: People are giving open threats and they’re not even getting arrested


If you think the film might hurt your sentiments, then you should go to the censor board… If they (people who are protesting about the film) are not willing to listen to the censor or law, then we are living in a ‘jungli’ country where we don’t have anything in our hands. “No. 2017-11-24T16:09:14+00:00″>
Updated: November 24, 2017 4:09 pm

To director Shlok Sharma India seems to have turned like a jungli country. We always noticed that there came a point when a row ended, but not this time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama Padmavati narrates the story of Rajput queen Padmavati. At the moment, he is happy to be at Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had announced a reward of Rs 10 crore for beheading the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, to protest the movie’s release over fears that it distorts Rajput history. New-age filmmakers will take up films touching historical (subjects).”
On the work front, Shlok has made Zoo, shot entirely with an iPhone. “This could have been done through law. It is very scary to live in a space where you aren’t allowed to speak up. He added: “Sanjay Leela Bhansali has explored this genre on multiple occasions. A film is made after a lot of hard work, time and money,” Shlok told IANS on the sidelines of the Film Bazaar here. “We went to Busan film festival and MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with the movie. Today, we don’t even know when things will get sorted.” Shlok said once upon a time “we used to talk about what is happening outside of the country, and now we are seeing that in India too”. It is being held alongside the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. “I am coming to Film Bazaar since 2010… This is a very nice place for young filmmakers because it connects you with distributors…You just need an interesting project to get noticed.”
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App We are planning where to go next,” he said. “It (the stir) is going on and on. Top News
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