Australian actor Ruby Rose on Saturday lent out her support to actor Deepika Padukone, who has been threatened of physical harm over the release of her film Padmavati. She is “in shock” with the controversy and called Deepika “one of the strongest women” she knows.
“I am in shock at reading what my dear friend is going through but in absolute awe of her strength and courage. Deepika you are one of the strongest women I know,” Rose tweeted. In reply, Deepika quoted the tweet and sent Rose a folded-hands emoji. Deepika and Rose shared screen space in 2017 Hollywood action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, a D. J. Caruso directorial, which also starred Vin Diesel.
Deepika, who plays the titular role of Rajput Queen of Chittor in Padmavati, has received threats from various Rajput organisations, who have demanded the movie’s release be stalled.
I am in shock at reading what my dear friend is going through but in absolute awe of her strength and courage. Deepika you are one of the strongest women I know. https://t.co/wrEaO9WZA0
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) November 18, 2017
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) November 18, 2017
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati also features Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh. The film has been in controversy for a long time now. Its sets in Jaipur were vandalised by Shree Rajput Karni Sena and Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped.
A Brahmin organisation, Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha had also joined the protests against the film. A couple of days back, a member of Karni Sena had threatened to cut actress Deepika Padukone’s nose. Recently, Padmavati was also returned by the CBFC as they stated that the formalities were incomplete. Members of the film industry have been extremely vocal about the way the government is dealing with this crisis.
The film is slated to be released on December 1.
(With IANS inputs)