Padmaavat: Incidents that made headlines about the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film
Swara Bhasker has once again hit the headlines for her comments and this time it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his film ‘Padmaavat’ at the receiving end. While the entire film industry has been lauding the film, Swara’s criticism has not gone down well with actor Shahid Kapoor who finds her comments odd.
Speaking about the open letter, Shahid reportedly said that he is aware of the letter written by the actress however he is yet to read it as it is quite lengthy and they are currently busy.
Shahid also reportedly said that ‘Padmavati’ represents the entire film industry for its freedom of speech and expression. The makers had a tough time releasing the film and that the B-town was in full support of the film. In such a scenario, Swara’s personal opinion on the film through an open letter is strange but everybody has the right to say what they feel.
According to Swara’s letter, ‘Padmaavat’ glorifies the issues of ‘jauhar’, ‘honour killings’ and the practice of ‘sati’ and that at the end of the film she just felt reduced to a vagina only.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ has been embroiled in controversies ever since the time the film was announced. While the film struggled to sail through the turbulence, its lead actors missed out on the opportunity to promote the film.
Now that the film has successfully made it to the theatres, Shahid Kapoor visited a theatre in Mumbai to promote the film and interact with the fans. Looking all dapper in a t-shirt, black ripped jeans and denim jacket, Shahid not only paused and posed for the shutterbugs but also intermingled with the audience who came in to watch the film.
The film is being loved and appreciated by the audience and critics alike. It also reportedly did an all-time record in US/Canada on its opening day. ‘Padmaavat’ also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles.