Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been embroiled in a string of controversies ever since its announcement. Now, Jacqueline Fernandez has come out in support of the movie. Reacting to the ongoing controversy surrounding Padmavati, Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez, on Monday, said film is a form of art and everyone has the freedom of speech.
While talking to ANI, she said that those who have issues with the film rather should not watch it, but violence is not the way to solve it.
“I just think that film is a form of art and everyone has the freedom of speech. Everyone has the freedom to make what they want to make, if people do not like or have issue with, then they don’t need to watch it. I just feel that violence is a complete no. It’s a very wrong thing to do. There are better ways to solve issues.”
Padmavati has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. The period drama, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts.
Padmavati is an upcoming 2017 Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, withAditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in supporting roles. The film is scheduled for release on 1 December 2017.
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