The release date of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama ‘Padmavati’ is still uncertain because of the strong opposition it is facing from Shri Rajput Karni Sena and several other organisations across the country. Recently, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, carried out a blackout protest titled ‘Main Azaad Hoon?’ in support of the film. And following this, recently Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar also expressed her views over the row surrounding this film. Many would know that on Monday a press conference was held where Manushi was asked about this ‘Padmavati’ issue and was asked to comment on the death threats received by actress Deepika Padukone, who plays the titular role.
Manushi replied, “All Indian women have one thing in common… we don’t feel persecuted for who we are and actually face our challenges head-on. I think that’s what we need to do, we need to be confident about who we are.” (Also Read: Padmavati: CBFC is the ultimate decision-maker, SC says reprimanding the protesters)
“We will face a lot of limitations and sometimes we do feel that it is not a very woman-friendly society. But as individuals, we should just set an example and make women feel confident that you can do amazing things as well,” added Manushi Chhillar.
It is also a sheer coincidence that during the Miss World pageant when the contestants were supposed to perform one dance from their respective countries, Manushi had chose to dance on song ‘Nagada Sang Dhol’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ which was also picturised on Deepika Padukone.
Talking about the film, ‘Padmavati’ stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor playing the male lead. It was originally supposed to release on December 1, but has been postponed for an indefinite period by the makers now.
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