A defenceless Sanjay Leela Bhansali was seen getting slapped and assaulted by a mob on the sets of Padmavati. Bollywood celebs such as Karan Johar and Ashutosh Gowariker have come out in Bhansali's support.
Mirzya actor Harshvardhan Kapoor believes that Best Debut award should be given to actors who are relatively new and not to those who have already done a significant amount of work in films in other languages.
Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar also tweeted for Zaira Wasim. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Zaira is indeed a good actress. It is wrong to force her to apologise on Facebook for meeting Mehbooba Mufti."