Web Desk (November 18, 2017): Sanjay Leela’s upcoming film Padmavati has caused an outrage among many and Deepika Padukone is deeply upset by it all.
The period drama, which is based on a fictionalised account of the legendary Rani Padmini’s life, has elicited a strong reaction from certain parties who believe that the film will tarnish the Rajput queen’s image – and their latest target is Deepika.
Rajasthani fringe group Karni Sena has threatened to physically harm the actress – following which Mumbai Police have given the Padmavati actress special security.“As a woman, as an artiste, as someone who has worked and given two years of my life to this movie, I feel hurt, I feel angry, but I also think it is extremely funny that people are reacting like this to a film. I am feeling so many emotions at this point,” Deepika said in an interview.
She admitted that the controversy has been difficult to digest and the response, baffling.
“There is fraction out there who is doing what it is. But as I said, I have full faith in the judicial system of our country. I know no wrong will be done.”Having worked on the film for two years, Deepika admits to having had made many sacrifices. “When you work on a film like Padmavati, it deserves that kind of time.”
“There are a lot of sacrifices there too. It is the sacrifice of giving up other films, it is the sacrifice of so many things. It is the sacrifice of giving up a social life; of family time. But when I see the result it is all worth it. For me it has never been about how films of mine will release in a year. Those films must be meaningful and they must impact.”