Padmavati Controversy: Producers may shift the release of the film to 2018.
After Shahid Kapoor
now Ranveer Singh comes out in support of his film Padmavati and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Earlier in the day, south superstar Kamal Haasan who is gearing up for a political career tweeted saying he wanted the head of Deepika Padukone "saved"
. The actor, in his tweet, said he respects Ms Padukone's 'head' and freedom above everything else. Mr Haasan's comments came after a Haryana BJP leader shocked everyone and announced a 10-crore bounty
on the heads of the cast and crew of Padmavati.
Following threats by the Karni Sena, the Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, deployed security personnel outside Ms Padukone's Bangalore home
Karni Sena and other fringe groups, including Rajasthan royals and politicians, are protesting against the release of the film over claims of distortion of history.
Here are the highlights of the Padmavati row:
"A film is being used by some for political leverage. Does calling to behead a gentleman in any way legal, tolerable or democratic?" actor Rohit Roy wrote on Twitter, without taking any names.
After Suraj Pal Amu, local BJP MLA from Telengana T Raja Singh Lodh has threatened to burn theatres if Padmavati is screened in the state, reported news agency PTI.
Ranveer Singh, who plays Alauddin Khilji in the film, broke his silence on the Padmavati controversy. He said, "I'm 200% with the film and my director Sanjay Leela Bhansali." He further added that all further communication with regards to the film will be given by the producers.
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Birender Singh has today said that those opposing "Padmavati" should watch the film before demanding cuts, reported news agency PTI.
Action, If Any, Against Bhansali And Threat-Makers: Yogi Adityanath's Take
Padmavati, the 190-crore film that has run into widespread opposition from politicians, is unlikely to be released till next year, said sources in Viacom-18, the studio that has produced the movie. Promotions for the movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Deepika Padukone, will be reduced. Because the producers initially intended to release Padmavati on December 1, songs and trailers have already debuted. The film must be banned, four states have said, because it offends the sentiment of Rajputs and other groups. The Supreme Court has twice this month refused to block the movie.
Supreme Court has also clarified that CBFC should take a decision: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
After announcing a 10 crore bounty on the cast and crew of Padmavati, BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu threatens to burn down theaters, reported news agency ANI.
In a attempt to communalise the Padmavati row, news agency ANI reported senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan saying Muslims never protested against Mughal-e-Azam and are 'large-hearted'.
After Uttar Pradesh government's Home department's letter to the I&B Ministry
urging for a stay on Padmavati's release, its chief minister Yogi Adityanath said no one, including director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, can take law into their own hands. According to news agency PTI, the chief minister further said Mr Bhansali is not less guilty than those threatening the actors and crew of this film.
'Want Deepika Padukone's Head... Saved,' Says Kamal Haasan
Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday weighed in on the controversy over Bollywood movie Padmavati, saying he wanted the head of Deepika Padukone "saved". His tweet was a response to a shocking comment from a Haryana BJP official on Sunday, announcing a 10-crore bounty on the heads of Ms Padukone, who played the role of the 13th Century Queen, and film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.