Padmaavat release: Ahead of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial magnum opus 'Padmaavat' release (on January 25), the movie's lead actress Deepika Padukone paid a visit to Siddhivinayak temple today (January 23).
Padmaavat release: Ahead of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ release (on January 25), the movie’s lead actress Deepika Padukone paid a visit to Siddhivinayak temple today (January 23). She waded through the huge crowds at the venue before entering the temple. She visited the temple to seek divine blessings for the success of her upcoming flick. The actress, who remained unfazed during the entire controversy, kept away from the media glare. However, her comments on social media protecting artists’ right to express themselves were highly crticised by Karni Sena. A radical group even threatened to chop off her nose. Padmaavat has been embroiled in controversies since its inception. However, the Supreme Court today gave relief to the filmmakers by making it mandatory for all states to release the movie. In its order, the court said, “Our order must be followed by one and all. States can’t show helplessness in maintaining law and order. States have a duty to abide by SC orders. Don’t watch if you don’t want to but there can’t be a ban on screening.”
Meanwhile, lead actress Deepika Padukone has been promoting the movie through her tweets. In her latest tweet, she wrote, “our tribute to the valor, legacy & courage of the Rajputs #Padmaavat releasing on 25th January!Book NOW! #2DaysToPadmaavat”. Deepika is portraying the character of Rani in the film. Many fringe groups allege that Rani Padmavati has been potrayed in bad light in the movie and historical facts have been distorted in the movie. Keeping the community’s sentiments in mind, CBFC had suggested the makers to redo the song ‘Ghoomar’ from the film, covering Deepika’s exposed midriff.
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Earlier, governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan had declared that they will not allow screening of the movie, as it hurt Rajput community sentiments and they feared disruption of law and order in the states. SC heard the plea of Padmaavat makers and ruled in their favour asking states to lift the ban imposed on film. The CJI said that even ‘Bandit Queen’ passed the test of the court. “In Delhi High Court, I had also given a judgment on ‘Dhobi Ghat’. I dismissed the petition to ban the movie by imposing a cost of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner,” he said. The court said that conditional freedom can’t wait for a day.
Along with Deepika Padukone, the movie also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.