Deepika Padukone thanks IFTDA for supporting the release of Padmavati
Padmavati which is slated to release on December 1, has been in news for a long time now. The Rajput Karni Sena and some political parties are against the film’s release as they believe it distorts historical facts and has romantic scenes between Rani Padmini and Aluddin Khilji.
Facing heat for his upcoming period film, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali got the support of the Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA). Thanking the association, Deepika Padukone took to Twitter and expressed her gratitude. CEO of Bhansali Productions, Shobha Sant too tweeted thanking the filmmakers for backing them.
The makers are finding support from within the fraternity too. The Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) held a press conference in Mumbai yesterday afternoon where they rendered full support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and backed the film. Various members of the association like Sudhir Misra, Ashoke Pandit, Sushant Singh, Vikram Gokhale and others voiced their opinion in favour of a smooth release for ‘Padmavati’.
President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit said, “There are 5 organizations which are important for the film industry and we are being abused and we don’t deserve this type of treatment. It has happened to Madhur Bhandarkar in the past and now Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It is important to stand up together and speak together because the abuse is not for him but for the entire film fraternity”
Agitated protesters vandalized the sets of Padmavati and abused Bhansali for distorting history in his film Padmavati.
With pressure mounting from within the industry demanding a smooth release, we hope the government takes note and ensures that there won’t be any unfortunate incident before or after the release of the film from the groups threatening to stall the film.