Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Padmavati, has been in the eye of a storm for a while now with Karni Sena and other fringe groups, including politicians, protesting against the release of the film alleging that the movie has distorted historical facts and has showed the Rajput queen Padmavati in a bad light. Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of ‘Padmavati’, has said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali “200 percent.”
Such is the outrage against the movie that Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu announced a cash prize of Rs 10 crore for people who would volunteer to behead the cast members associated with the movie. Amu also supported the Meerut Kshatriya Samaj, whose members announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the heads of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, and said he would torch every theatre in India if the movie gets released.
Amid all this controversy, that is sure to push the release date of Padmavati further, veteran actor Kabir Bedi, 70, who had last year tied the knot with his long-time partner, Parveen Dusanj, 41, took to Twitter to extend his support to the crew members.
Through a tweet, he lashed out at BJP MLA Diya Kumari, after she said that they will not allow Padmavati to release “as long as we are not fully satisfied with the film and objectionable scenes are not removed.
Shocked at the langauge used for women by Bedi in his tweet, through a tweet the BJP MLA, said she is a daughter of Rajasthan, and all of Rajasthan will fight for Padmavati’s honour. She also said that Bedi won’t be able to understand a woman’s honour.
I am daughter of Rajasthan, who respects the Noble Sacrifice of Rani Padmavati. All of Rajasthan will fight for her honour.
— Diya Kumari (@KumariDiya) November 21, 2017
It must be noted that Bedi’s marriage with Dusanj is his fourth. The actor has been earlier married to Protima Bedi, Susan Humphreys and Nikki Bedi.
Twitterati too came out in support of Diya:
Boycott Bollywood. Boycott Mullahwood.
— Naren Reddy (@Naren_Reddy23) November 23, 2017
Maam we whole heartedly support you on this issue. Do not give in to these Bollywoodiya dhimmis. Keep forging ahead
— Vaibhav (@VaibhavTweeeter) November 22, 2017
‘हर परियों की कहानी में कोई ना कोई चुड़ैल या जालिम सौतेली मां होती है। मेरी भी आ गई।’ mr @iKabirBedi u remember this word for u your daughter say, your daughter not like u , then we know u a bad person
— Sampat singh matana (@Samapt21) November 21, 2017
— Hunting_Hunters (@eparitosh) November 22, 2017
It doesn’t matter even if censor certifies ( whenever it does ) ….wasn’t Vishwaroopam banned by CM of Tamil Nadu even after CBFC certification, was released only after kamal Hassan edited as per satisfaction of Muslim clerics ! You hear this Mr Arrogant Kabir bedi !
— Dr Narain Rupani (@DrRupani) November 22, 2017
madame, don’t wory. u r right in defending the dignity of Rajastan culture. Who the hell is this Kabir Bedi?
— LK (@ethnic_logic) November 23, 2017
Don’t worry mam, ignore them it happens when ‘sadakchap’ actors speak/write without script.
— आशीष (@atindian) November 22, 2017
कोई अगर गाँधीजी पर आपत्तिजनक फ़िल्म बनाए तो क्या उसे भी रीलीज होने देंगे? क्या तब भी आप गलत फ़िल्ममेकर्स के साथ रहोगे। अगर नही तो फिर क्युं #पद्मावती का सपोर्ट कर रहै हो।
और इस भाषा के लिये @iKabirBedi माफ़ी माँग 😏 उम्र का तो लिहाज़ कर चच्चा 😡😡
— manish sharma (@manish_sherpur) November 22, 2017