A minister said Padmavati will not be released in Rajasthan unless it is shown to the Rajput community leaders first
In an exclusive interview with NDTV.com actress Richa Chadha supported Deepika Padukone at a time when she needs all the support from the film fraternity. Members of the Karni Sena who are protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati said they would cut Deepika Padukone's nose. Richa said such statements are against the idea of democracy.
For the third time this month, the Supreme Court turned down a request to ban Padmavati and said, in a rebuke to Chief Ministers and others who have spoken out against the film, "those holding public offices should not comment on such issues." The judges reiterated that it is the prerogative of the national censor board to review the film and make a decision on whether it is suitable for screening.
Members of various film associations gathered in Mumbai to show support to Sanjay Bhansali's Padmavati, which is surrounded by controversy. Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh got some much-needed support at a time when only handful of people from the fraternity are speaking out in their support. Viacom 18 is waiting for the censor certificate from CBFC to announce the release date.
Shahid Kapoor said that he is not new to controversies as his film Udta Punjab also had a few hiccups before release. He spoke to NDTV on the sidelines of the 48th International Film Festival of India.