Aditi Rao Hydari: Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrates our culture and we should be proud of him

Actor Aditi Rao Hydari has come out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and tweeted that he is an artist we should be proud of. Aditi will be seen essaying the role of Ranveer Singh's wife Mehrunisa in the film.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Aditi Rao Hydari will be seen in Padmavati. Aditi Rao Hydari will be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

Actor Aditi Rao Hydari has praised filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and says he celebrates the culture and music of India in his films.

Aditi on Tuesday tweeted that Bhansali is “an artist everyone should be proud of”.

“He celebrates our stories, our culture, our music. Despite every trial by fire that we put him through… we love you Sanjay Leela Bhansali more power to you,” tweeted Aditi, who will be seen in the forthcoming film Padmavati.

Padmavati is an epic period drama film directed by Bhansali. The film also features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

The film is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati.

The makers of the film have also agreed to organise a special screening of the film for the Rajput community leaders before its release. Several Bollywood stars have lend their support to Padmavati and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Recently, Salman, in an interview to News18, said, “I believe that the censor board should take the decision. Sanjay makes very beautiful and nice films. His heroines are very beautiful. His movies never have vulgar and disgusting content. Keeping in mind his past records one should get a sense that he cannot portray anyone in a bad light.”

While Deepika Padukone too is very much confident about her film and said, “The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film”.

Padmavati is slated to release on December 1.

(With IANS inputs)

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