The ‘Padmavati’ controversies look never-ending. In the past few months, the Karni Sena has said and done a lot. After creating infinite kind of a nuisance and giving physical harm threats to the makers and start cast of the film, they have now started giving death threats. An amount of Rs 5 crore has been set aside to behead Deepika Padukone who is playing the character of Rani Padmavati in the film. Some even want to cut off her nose if she continues to defend the film.
After facing all such humiliation and disrespect, Deepika has finally opened up on the matter. While talking to DNA recently, Deepika has expressed her faith in Indian judicial system and is sure that nothing wrong will happen to her.
“I have full faith in the judicial system of our country. I know no wrong will be done.”
Talking about how much these controversies have affected her, she said:
“As a woman, as an artiste, as someone who has worked and given two years of my life to this movie, I feel hurt, I feel angry, but I also think it is extremely funny that people are reacting like this to a film. I am feeling so many emotions at this point.There is a fraction out there who is doing what it is. But as I said at the start, I have faith in our judicial system.”
After completing almost a decade in the film industry, Deepika feels that ‘Padmavati’ marks the evolution between her and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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“It takes a lot of trust and transparency, agreements and disagreements to reach a stage with your director, where we can both look into each other’s eyes and we know what the other person is thinking or feeling without having to say anything.”
Talking about the film and the sacrifices she made while doing the film as ‘Padmavati’ took two years to complete. Deepika said:
“The posters are extraordinary. Chilling is what I think. It is my own special moment as an actor. I cannot say much about the moments in the film. But whatever little that we are seeing is for me some of the most memorable moments of my life on a film set. In my opinion, Padmavati, especially in 3D will be an experience worth savouring.”
She further added:
“When you work on a film like Padmavati, it deserves that kind of time. There are a lot of sacrifices there too. It is the sacrifice of giving up other films, it is the sacrifice of so many things. It is the sacrifice of giving up a social life; of family time. But when I see the result it is all worth it. For me, it has never been about how films of mine will release in a year. Those films must be meaningful and they must impact.”
The release of the film has been delayed and new dates are yet to be announced. The fans are waiting eagerly for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus. Are you?