Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ has already gained a lot of negative popularity way before its release. People have been slamming the makers and the cast for allegedly distorting the history and disrespecting the sentiments of the Rajput community. A lot of senseless claims have been made by the people who haven’t even watched the film yet. The Karni Sena goons had early this year attacked Bhansali and even destroyed the movie’s set. Shockingly, a reward of 10 crore rupees has been announced for beheading Deepika Padukone.
However, the Bollywood fraternity have come out in support of the film and claimed the film is a work of pure fiction and people should not become outrageous even before watching the film.
Sunil Shetty gave an interview in which he said that Bollywood can never do something intentionally to hurt the sentiments of the audience. He also said that the film has nothing hurtful and after watching the film every Rajput will hug Bhansali for making such a wonderful movie. Many actors also decided to protest against the Karni Sena and the people who are against the movie’s release.
Now, according to Republic TV, ‘Raaz 3’ actress Esha Gupta has extended her support to Deepika and the film ‘Padmavati’. When asked about her views on the protests, Esha said that people should focus on major issues like rapes and not a movie.
“In India, right now no one says, ‘We will ban this or that,’ when rape happens but a film is getting so much mileage because even these people know that they will get mileage out of a movie but not out of a rape that happens. They don’t think rape is that important. They should focus on actual social issues,” she is quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Esha’s alleged statement didn’t go well with Twitter users. Tweeple didn’t focus on what the actress actually said, and started schooling her that rapes are already illegal in India and hence there is no need to ban them. Here’s how people reacted:
क्योंकि रेप एक क्राइम है इसलिए already बैन है।
Statement देने से पहले बुद्धि का प्रयोग करें।
बुद्धि के प्रयोग पर बैन नहीं है।
— indu malhotra (@indumalhotra3) November 30, 2017
Devi Isha, aisi konsi country hai jaha par RAPE legal hai ? Ab ye bhi bata dijiye.
Rape ban kaise hota hai, phir ye bhi bata dena
— Dilip Jain 🇮🇳 (@dilipjain1979) November 30, 2017
Like it is legal today, how silly can they get?
— Shravan Mansanpally (@MShravank) November 30, 2017
IQ issue.. beauty (?) and no brain… Rape ban.. is it allowed now… kya kuchh bhi..
— Bharat Baranwal (@BharatBaranwal) November 30, 2017
रेप न हुआ हनी सिंह का रैप हो गया जो बैन हो जाएगा।
मैडम थोड़ी बुद्धि उपरवाले ने दे दी होती तो क्या बात थी।😬😑https://t.co/I5VsGleCOr
— sarcastic_thug,कार्यकर्ता,HMP🚩 (@vivekkeshri007) November 30, 2017
Someone pls educate that dumb bollytard that rape is ILLEGAL. We have specific laws to punish rapists. So where’s the question of banning something that’s already illegal. 🤦♂️
— Katakiya Toka (@AvedHDas) December 1, 2017
Rape koi censor board se certificate lekar nhi karta hai and na hi voh broadcast hota hai Kahi Jo koi use ban kar de. Rape is a punishable offence and nobody supports it. So please if u can’t put brains in what u tell, atleast keep Ur mouth shut.
— anonymous (@AnonymoIndian) December 1, 2017
How does the Hindi movie industry consistently throw up such super intelligent people? https://t.co/BcLybpWBdT
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) December 1, 2017
Here’s Esha’s reply to one of the persons who questioned her logic:
I think see the video aunty. I didnot say “ban rape”, I said why doesn’t anyone raise a voice when a woman is stripped of her existence.But people like you are infact blaming the actress of the film. Why is she being targeted? But it’s ok, get ur 2 mins of fame aunty. https://t.co/uGO8aaEVuK
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) December 1, 2017
Esha has proved that she is one of the badass alpha women in Bollywood and no one should dare to take panga with her. Don’t you think so? Do share your views in the comments below!