Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Neil Nitin Mukesh on Padmavati row: Director has right to creative freedom

Neil Nitin Mukesh on Padmavati row: Director has right to creative freedom

Speaking to ANI, Kataria said "In a democracy everyone has right to protest". She feels that one can only get into that stage when you reach a different sort of spiritual and the level of creativity and one has to reach a point where they are afraid to take the risks or failure.

Recently, members of Karni Sena vandalised booking counters, glass windows and gates of a cinema hall in Kota for screening the teaser of the film which they say distort historical facts. It stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead role, playing Rani Padmini, Raja Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji respectively. According to Rajput Organization representatives, the Rani Padmavati has been misrepresented in this film, due to which the Rajput Integration Foundation opposes the release of Padmavati.

The actor added that only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has the power to decide if the film is suitable for release.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy questioned Deepika's lecture on regression and tweeted, "Cine actress Deepika Padukone giving us lecture on regression! Nation can progress only when it is regression from her perspective".

"We will not tolerate any such attempt and people in large numbers will lodge protest in the national capital on November 19", he said in a press conference. "It's been a pretty incredible journey", said Deepika, who says she senses a soul, heart and mind connect with the director.

She was referring to the ongoing protests targeting her upcoming film Padmavati.

However, amidst all the controversies and threats against the release of Padmavati, many Bollywood celebrities have shown their support towards Padmavati, including Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez.

This time around, it's the - also an amalgam of legends -the "Voice of the People who want Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati not to be screened because of the film showcasing 'distorted facts".

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