Deepika Padukone was asked if she would like to have better protection from the state in the Padmavati controversy!
The Padmavati issue has been overstretched and that is the reason why it has been there on the new channels for such a long time and still is. And if there is anyone who has been targeted the most along with the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, then it is the actress Deepika Padukone.
She has been continuously on the targets of the Rajput Karni Sena and many other fringe groups of the country. In fact, a bounty of Rs 10 crores was offered to anyone who beheads Bhansali and Deepika. And surprisingly, these open threats have not been considered equal to a crime in India.
Earlier, talking about the controversy and the protests, the actress had said that Padmavati is a movie which India would be proud of. Read here: Deepika Padukone Breaks Silence On Being Targeted By Karni Sena For Working In Padmavati
And now in a conversation with BBC World News, Deepika has talked about the open threats that she is getting. When she was asked if she would like to have a better protection from the state, she said, “In an ideal world, yes. I think it is too soon to tell… But yes it would be nicer to feel safer or protected at this point.”
She also added on saying, “It is hurtful and it is sad. Cinema has the power to bring the people together, to unite people and to spread love. It is disheartening sometimes that people don’t recognise that.”
Padmavati, the film stars Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with Deepika Padukone. The film was earlier slated to release on December 1, this year. But since the film hasn’t been certified yet by the CBFC and the protests also haven’t seized, the makers have pushed the release to 2018.