After the film industry reacted to the shocking attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shoot of ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur, its leading stars, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have finally spoken out.
Ranveer Singh, who plays Alauddin Khilji, took to Twitter to say, “As a team, we are making ‘Padmavati’ keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community. Sanjay Sir is one of the most accomplished & authentic filmmakers we have in India, & he won’t ever do anything to hurt anyone’s feelings. Whats happened is very unfortunate. We hope the people of Rajasthan will understand & empathise with our intentions & give us their support.”
Kapoor added, “Very very sad. Words do fall short and feel too little to express feelings. Violence is unacceptable. This incident has shocked me. We need to look deep within as a society, as a country, as a people. Where are we headed. Sanjay bhansali is a film maker who the country should be proud of. You will know when u see #padmavati the dignity he brings to it. And my only regret is that I wasn’t by his side when this happened.”
Meanwhile, Padukone lead actress who plays the title role in the film said, “In a state of shock! deeply saddened and disheartened by yesterday’s events!#Padmavati. As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history.#Padmavati. Our only endeavour is & has always been to share with the world the story of this courageous & powerful woman in the purest form there is.”
As reported on BizAsiaLive.com yesterday, Bhansali and his crew of ‘Padmavati’ were assaulted by members of Rajput Karni Sena.