Mahika Sharma on Padmavati row: Karni Sena should grow up and learn the difference between reality and rumours.
The actress says that Padmavati is not just the pride of a certain community; she is a figure of utmost importance for the whole nation.
Actress and social worker Mahika Sharma, who has brought changes in the lives of many poor young girls, has been quite vocal about the ongoing controversy around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati. Being an actress by profession, Mahika has supported and showed gratitude to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for coming up with an excellent idea of directing a film upon queen Padmavati and educate the generation.
"With the growing rape cases and illegal pressure on girls to join prostitution, no organisations come forward to help them. And now they are creating controversies. I feel Bhansali's Padmavati will educate the generation about the history and will also justify the importance of protecting the beauty of a girl. I have lots of gratitude towards Sanjay sir as he has earlier educated his audience with the real definition of love."
Going ahead, she slammed Shri Rajput Karni Sena saying, "There were rumours of a few love scenes between Alauddin and Padmini in this film, which led to the protests from a Rajput caste organization called Karni Sena, whose members accused Bhansali of distorting history. A small mob of protestors even attacked Bhansali, the staff and vandalised the film set. I think the ones who created this rumour should be hanged. And this organisation and community should grow up and learn the difference between reality and rumours. Hard to believe Rajputs are so free to act on rumours. Also, the whole community should believe in the government. Queen Padmavati is not only pride of their community but she is the pride of our whole country. So we Indians won’t it take easily if any disrespect and fun are made on her."