It took a lot of time and efforts for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ to hit the theatres. The whole Indian film fraternity had to take stand for the makers and cast of the film because the period drama was facing lots of criticism from the Rajput Karni Sena. The Sena goons vandalized public property, gave threats to the makers and actors of the film, and did every possible thing to disturb the harmony of the society just because they assumed that the Rajputs are shown under a poor light in the film and that there were some objectionable scenes between Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji.
Finally, after accepting Karni Sena’s demands and making certain cuts in the films, the movie hit the theaters and received appreciation in abundance. Among those who watched the film and loved it, Swara Bhasker was the one who slammed Bhansali and said that his film has glorified Jauhar.
Swara’s letter received a backlash from Padmaavat team and now Maharawal Ratan Singh aka Shahid Kapoor has finally responded. Talking to Navbharat Times, Shahid said:
“Yes, I have come to know that Swara has written a letter, but honestly, I have not yet read it yet, the letter is quite long and we are all really busy. I do not know what her issue is, maybe whatever issue she has is with Sanjay sir. “
While stating that he felt that her open letter was somewhat awkward, He said:
“I would say that this time is not for such things, Padmaavat has been representing the whole film industry. It is also representing freedom of expression and freedom of speech. It has been really difficult to make this film reach the audience.”
He further added:
When the entire film fraternity is standing with us in such a situation this open letter looks a bit awkward. But she has written about her personal opinion and everyone has the right to have one.
Do you think Shahid’s response is fair enough?