The entire country seems to be abuzz and divided into two regarding the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. Starring Deepika Padukone in titular role, sharing screen space with Shahid Kapur and Ranbeer Singh, the film is seemingly based on the 1540 epic ‘Padmavat’ by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. However, the introduction of few dream sequences between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji by Sanjay Leela Bhansali led to a mass protest against the screening and release of the film in India.
Recently, the controversial film was once again in news with members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena vouching to cut off Deepika Padukone’s nose and behead Sanjay Leela Bhansali if the film is released.
In response to the series of verbal and physical assault carried on while making of the film, the lead actress of ‘Padmavati’ Deepika Padukone called out at the controversy surrounding her film as “absolutely appalling” and described how “we have degraded” as a nation.
As the entire country seemed to be tortured between the two opinions, social media influencer Anshul Saxena decided to share in his views regarding the Padmavati controversy on Twitter. In just 140 characters, Saxena exposed the hypocrisy that lies deep in Bollywood.
He tweeted –
When Shahid Kapoor, Irrfan Khan attacked while shooting for Haider in Kashmir then Bollywood was mum, Some Karni Sena goons threatening #Padmavati Film & Deepika called whole Nation regressive.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) November 16, 2017
It is indeed bewildering to find even Bollywood following the seemingly sick mentality of drawing lines of divisions between injustices committed on actors and films. When Haider was being shot in Kashmir, Shahid Kapur and Irrfan Khan had to face physical assault but neither media nor the Bollywood biggies dared to speak against them.
While we applaud Deepika’s decision to speak out, Bollywood’s choice of speaking out against the atrocities committed by Hindu goons but keep mum on the atrocities committed by Muslim goons do speak a lot about a quaint fear that rests in the heart of all actors and actresses – the fear of being pinpointed as an outcast.
Needless to say, Anshul’s tweets received much applause. Here’s sharing some of the tweets with everyone –
This has been old trick to subtly set agenda –
जब शिव सैनिकों ने विरोध किया –
NEWS- अराजक तत्वों ने मुंबई में तोड़फोड़ की
जब कश्मीर में हत्या और तोड़फोड़ की जाए –
NEWS – लोगों ने अपने गम और गुस्से का इजहार किया
— Solid Item (@soilditem) November 16, 2017
जब दाऊद गुलशन कुमार जी को गोली मरवा दे तब कोई बात नही।
लेकिन जब किसी को थप्पड़ पड़े तब सबकी आवाज़ निकलती है।
अभी तो सबने बोल दिया कि हिन्दू आतंकवाद,राजपूती आतंकवाद लेकिन Haider वाले समय क्यों नही बोले मुसलमान आतंकवाद…और अपने बाप शिव सैनिको से बोलो आतंकी तब पता चले,वही मारेंगे।
— Raghav (@ImDraghav) November 16, 2017
We don’t give a damn about what depika said.
Ek Hollywood main kaam kya kar liya bhaav bad gaye jain iske.
— Apollo HMP (@zeus_129) November 16, 2017
This guy just hit the point perfectly though –
Both incidents are wrong and is condemned by the entire nation. One wrong doesn’t make the other right. Padmavati is not even a historical Fact. There is no historical evidence that Padmavati even existed. Its a fictional story written in a poem by the 16th century Sufi poet.
— Sidharth (@sidharthy123) November 16, 2017
I’m 99.9% sure liberals are the ugly face of Hinduism😣
— 🐼 (@VishwasEr) November 16, 2017
DEEPIKA IS A MENTALLY RETARD PERSON… NOT MUCH SUBSTANCE ….
— Rahul Kumar Vyas (@honeyrahul02) November 16, 2017
There were some people who did not agree with Anshul Saxena’s opinion at all. Sharing some of those tweets here –
Deepika called whole nation regressive but if u see from her pov u wld understand she being sexually harassed n threatened for life on sns. Shahid n irfan were attacked for autographs during haider. U cant compare the situations.
— akanksha (@jakanksha92) November 16, 2017
You do not even make sense with this statement! If nation is not feeling the pinch with some random and illiterate group called ‘karni group’ making threats, then each letter of the word ‘Regressive’ is true for us.
— anikgangal (@anik991) November 16, 2017
Just unfollowed you sir. Instead of asking why other bollywood stars are silent, you are questioning Deepika who has shown courage. All know why such stunts are carried out. Once money changes hand all will be fine !!
— Parijat Shukla (@pshukla2015) November 16, 2017
What do you think of Anshul Saxena’s opinion? Do you think it was right for the media and Bollywood to keep mum on the entire episode of physical assault that took place during the filming of ‘Padmavati’? Do let us know about your views in the comments section below.