Shahid Kapoor opens up about the Padmavati controversy in detail!
After keeping mum for the longest time, actor Shahid Kapoor finally talks about all the Padmavati controversy.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has found itself in one of the biggest controversies Bollywood has ever seen. Death threats, protests, delay in release, and even a real death along with obscene messages regarding the film release, the makers have seen in all. Bhansali, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh spoke about the issue at several occasions. Now, Shahid Kapoor opened up about the controversy candidly.
In a recent media interaction, Shahid said, “I don’t think it has worsened. It’s taking longer than what anyone anticipated; in the normal course of things, it doesn’t take so long. We were all surprised by the turn of events. Everyone is aware that the release date has been deferred. Things aren’t extremely bad, but it’s very strange that people are choosing to decide what’s in the film without watching it; it’s very weird. I have been saying all along that you have to watch the film before forming an opinion. Why do you have so many preconceived notions about the film without knowing the facts of its content?”
The actor spoke about death threats to Deepika, “It’s in terrible taste. I’m surprised there are such things being said about a lady; I’m shocked."
Talking about promotions he said, “I had just started promoting the film with a radio trail, and it had to be stopped. “However, once we get a release date, we will be everywhere,” the actor added.
Shahid spoke about the director and said, “I’m glad you feel he is relaxed. I’ve not had the chance to meet him recently. My heart goes out to him. He’s probably the finest filmmaker I’ve ever worked with and he has tried his level best. Eventually, it’s all subjective. In a democracy, everyone has a right to their opinion and one needs to respect each other’s opinions. Do things with love because you have to believe that the person in question isn’t trying to deliberately harm us with his film. Sanjay has been at the receiving end of criticism, and he hasn’t been able to show his film. For someone of his calibre, it’s not right for him to not be able to show his film at this stage in his career. I’m just wishing and sending a lot of love and prayers to him every day.”