Mumbai: The assault on veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of his film ‘Padmavati’ shocked the nation. The film fraternity stood up for the National Award winner and raised their voice against hooliganism. While the B-town biggies criticised the incident, the fearless Sonam Kapoor made an appeal to none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.
In a reply to Modi’s tweet stating, “Art can’t have any restrictions or limits”, Sonam replied with a request, “A gentle reminder sir… a couple of days after republic day if we as an industry have to deal with such humiliation for expressing ourselves , it’s frankly very disheartening . Please stand up for us.. #padmavati.”
However, the behaviour of the activists didn’t go well with anyone in the Bollywood fraternity. Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan amongst others took to Twitter to express their outrage against this incident.
Shahid Kapoor, who will be seen playing the role of Padmavati’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, also expressed his anger and his ‘regret’ that he wasn’t by the filmmaker’s side when the incident took place. Questioning the actions of the fringe group, Shahid said that the director was someone who the country should be ‘proud of’ because of the “dignity he brings to the film”.