The controversy over the release of Padmavati never ceases to end. After threats of chopping off Deepika Padukone’s nose broke the internet, we now have fresh news over the fiasco. Shahid Kapoor who plays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati hasfinally broken his silence. Currently in goa to attend the India International Film Festival 2017, Kapoor shared his thoughts on the release of the film.
Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to #Padmavati, it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it: Shahid Kapoor pic.twitter.com/8D7YDJpOWN— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2017
"We hope the film releases soon and the authorities help us release the film. I don't know the date (when the film will release). I don't think there is anything in the film that is unacceptable or that is not in good taste. Eventually Padmavati will come out and in full force. Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to Padmavati, it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it," Shahid added.
The release of Padmavati, has been pushed indefinitely and the makers have still not announced a release date. Since the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) delayed the certification of Padmavati due to incomplete documents, there was a lot of speculation about the release date of the film.
A statement released by Viacom 18, the producers of the film is as below:
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind 'Padmavati' has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, amongst the most gifted film makers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in 'Padmavati' that captures Rajput valor, dignity and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country's story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Queen', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and many more.Meanwhile Deepika Padukone, the leading lady in the film responded to the controversy saying that she is hurt and angry. Ranveer Singh who plays Alauddin Khilji, the main antagonist in the film also stood by it and requested the audience to watch the film before judging it.