This year’s most awaited 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 harboring any preconceived notions. It is very well known that several outfits in Noida protested against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film on Sunday and appealed to the masses not to watch the movie, due to release on 1st of December.
Talking about the issue, Shahid, who plays Maharawal Ratan Singh in the film, said, “I’ve been saying this since (sic) 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 the film as best as we could. We will respect whatever people think of the film but you should see it first.”
This period drama features stars Deepika Padukone in the title role of Rani Padmavati, the Rajput queen, and consort of Ratan Singh. While, 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 Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) considers all aspects before granting the certificate to any film.
Referring to the same, Shahid said the entire team is proud of the movie and is overwhelmed the way it has received support from the industry. He added, “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 (released)… Genuinely the whole fraternity has come together to support the film.”
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“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, said the actor.