- We have tried to keep everyone's feelings and interests in mind: Shahid
- Padmavati's upcoming release has faced tremendous hurdles
- Rajput outfits have demanded a screening for historians
The trouble of Padmavati began even as the film was in being shot. In Jaipur, members of the Rajput Karni Sena had vandalized the sets and manhandled Mr Bhansali. Later, the sets were harmed again when they were filming near Mumbai. The posters of Padmavati were burned when they were first released during Navratri. The Rajput outfit has continuously maintained that they would disrupt the screening of the film if it will hit the screens. The members of the Rajput Karni Sena demanded that the film should be screened for historians and it has been reported that Mr Bhansali may be complying with that demand.
More recently, the Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking a stay on the release of Padmavati saying that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) considers "all aspects before granting certificate to any film," reports PTI. Industry members have also supported Sanjay Leela Bhansali and team Padmavati. "The whole team is proud of the film. I think it's going to be a special cinematic experience, something which I hope the entire fraternity will be proud of," said Shahid Kapoor.
Deepika Padukone stars in the titular role while Ranveer Singh plays the role of Alauddin Khilji. Padmavati also stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh.
(With inputs from PTI)