The habitually outspoken Shatrughan Sinha sounds a cautionary note when giving Padmavati an all-clear for release. “I am a big fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s work. In fact I consider his Bajirao Mastani to be the greatest costume drama since K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam. I wish Padmavati well, and not only for Sanjay Bhansali but also for Deepika Padukone. I think she is a gorgeous actress. I met her at the trial for my daughter’s film Ittefaq last week and we spoke about the problems faced by Padmavati. ‘Sir, dekhiye kya ho gaya hai,’ she complained. I asked her why they allowed matters to get so out of hand.”
Shatruji has a solution. “Show the film to a neutral panel of historians. If they are reassured, everyone who is anxious would have to be reassured. At the moment the protesters only have the director’s word. It’s like the rumours that the BJP won’t give me a ticket to fight the next elections. No matter how much the party helmers protest there will always be doubt on the matter until the elections.’
Click HERE to read more and view the original source of this article.