Will respect whatever people think of film but see it first: Shahid Kapoor on Padmavati

Last week, Sanjay Leela Bhansali released a video, saying that Padmavati does not have anything that will upset the Rajput community. Now, Shahid Kapoor's new comments come three weeks after the actor spoke to the media for the first time about the row, which has now taken the shape of national debate.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published:November 13, 2017 4:12 pm
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Actor Shahid Kapoor has yet again spoken about the never-ending opposition to the period drama Padmavati. Re-assuring the fans that the makers kept people’s sentiments in mind while making the film, Shahid appealed to the audience to give it a fair chance.

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has been courting controversy since January after the director was slapped and the film’s set in Jaipur was vandalised by a few members of Rajput group Shri Rajput Karni Sena. Justifying the violence, the group had said that it protested against the “wrong facts presented in the film.”

The opposition to the film has only grown over the last few weeks as it gears up for release on December 1.

Last week, Bhansali released a video, saying that the film does not have anything that will upset the Rajput community.

Shahid’s new comments come three weeks after the actor spoke to the media for the first time about the row, which has now taken the shape of national debate.

“I’ve been saying this since a long time. Watch the film and then decide. Give the film a chance and don’t form pre-conceived notions… We have tried to keep everyone’s feelings and interests in mind. We have tried to make the best film we can make. We will respect whatever people think of the film but you should see it first,” Shahid told mediapersons at the red carpet of GQ Fashion Night.

The film features the actor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, Rani Padmani’s husband. The Bollywood epic also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

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