‘Give Padmavati a chance’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Nov 2017 10:18:28


 

His upcoming film Padmavati is facing opposition from many quarters in the country, but actor Shahid Kapoor has urged the people to first watch the movie without harbouring any preconceived notions.

Several outfits in Noida protested against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film and appealed to masses not to watch the movie, due to release on December 1.


Addressing the issue, Shahid, who plays Maharawal Ratan Singh in the film, told the reporters, “I’ve been saying this since a long time. Watch the film and then decide. Give the film a chance and don’t form preconceived notions. We have tried to keep everyone’s feelings and interests in mind.
“We have tried to make film as best as we could. We will respect whatever people think of the film but you should see it first.”


The period drama features stars Deepika Padukone in the title role of Rani Padmavati, the Rajput queen and consort of Ratan Singh. Actor Ranveer Singh will be seen as Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi sultan.


Recently, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking a stay on the release of Padmavati and said the Censor Board considers all aspects before granting certificate.
“The whole team is proud of the film. I think it’s going to be a special cinematic experience, something which I hope the entire fraternity will be proud of. The response I have received after the trailer... Genuinely the whole fraternity has come together to support the film. “When something so beautiful is coming, they don’t think like ‘oh it’s not ours, it’s theirs’. Sometimes the trailer or the film is so nice that everyone comes out and says great we have a film like this here. I got a response like that,” he said.