Shabana Azmi Posted 4 Tweets Supporting ‘Padmavati’, But Madhur Bhandarkar Calls Out Her Hypocrisy

8:16 pm 21 Nov, 2017


As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ nears its now unknown release date, voices from the film and politics fraternity have already divided themselves into groups. Many believe that the film should never hit theaters, others say it is merely a piece of art.


Deepika Padukone essays Rani Padmini in ‘Padmavati’

Last few days have been terrible for ‘Padmavati’, as CBFC rejected it citing technical reasons. The Rajput Karni Sena, in particular, is completely against not only the film but the actors too. The matter is becoming worse with each day; horrendous threats have been issued against Deepika Padukone who essays Rani Padmini in the film.



The actress has been receiving death

The movie was due for release on December 1, however, the date has now been extended to an indefinite period, after massive protests, which have been taking place in various parts of the country.

In the wake of the protests and threats, veteran actress Shabana Azmi took to Twitter and expressed her concern over the issue.


Shabana Azmi took to twitter and expressed her concern on the

Azmi wrote on Twitter, “Reprehensible. We demand action against those issuing these threats.CBFC is statutory body mandated to classify the film.”


She then shifted her agenda towards CBFC and targetted how the government is doing this for electoral gains.


She further tweeted:



Soon after this director Madhur Bhandarkar took to Twitter and expressed his concern taking a dig at Shabana Azmi:

He also exclaimed that he didn’t get any support from Azmi when he was receiving threats at the time his film ‘Indu Sarkar’ was about to hit theatres.

A private screening of the film was recently held where a few renowned journalists were invited including Arnab Goswami and Rajat Sharma. This has also invited a lot of flak on social media and people have been calling this an irresponsible behavior on behalf of the film’s team.


Rajat Sharma and Arnab Goswami gave a green signal to ‘Padmavati’


In case, the film gets banned from release, art would suffer on a larger scale. Tell us through your comments what you feel about the same!

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