Deepika, Ranveer and Shahid opens up on Padmavati controversy


On friday filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and assaulted by members of Karni Sena who staged an angry protest at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur where Bhansali was shooting for his next, Padmavati. A group of activists forced stopped the shooting. The protestors accused makers of “distorting the facts about Rani Padmavati” in the historical drama.

While many Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Omung Kumar, Sudhir Mishra, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor extended their support to the filmmaker calling the protest ‘ridiculous’ and ‘appalling’, none from the cast voiced their opinions.

However, a day after the incident, the three lead actors including Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh took to Twitter and clarified that there’s no distortion of history in the film’s plot.

Ranveer, who’ll play the role of Alauddin Khilji also took to Twitter and wrote

Shahid Kapoor, who’ll be seen in the role of Rani Padmini’s husband Rana Rawal Ratan Singh also expressed by saying:

Padmavati, a historical drama, stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles. The film is based on the story of Rani Padmini, who refused to submit to Emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort with his army. The queen killed herself along with scores of other women before he stormed the fort.