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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor clear the air on Padmavati

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor clears the air on Padmavati

Deepika Padukone is essaying a title role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. The actress is slated to land in Jaipur to shoot for her role soon after she came back in town post promoting her latest release XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Bhansali was pushed and slapped by Rajput Karni Sena for portraying their princess in a wrong way via his film. While entire film industry is backing him, Bhansali and his team have decided to keep mum about this incident. However, Deepika chose to clear the air on Twitter and posted, "In a state of shock! Deeply saddened and disheartened by yesterday's events!#Padmavati. As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history.#Padmavati. Our only endeavour is & has always been to share with the world the story of this courageous & powerful woman in the purest form there is."(sic)

Ranveer too supported his director and wrote, "As a team, we are making 'Padmavati' keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community. Sanjay Sir is one of the most accomplished & authentic filmmakers we have in India, & he wont ever do anything to hurt anyones feelings. Whats happened is very unfortunate. We hope the people of Rajasthan will understand & empathise with our intentions & give us their support." (sic)

Shahid posts, "Very very sad. Words do fall short and feel too little to express feelings. Violence is unacceptable. This incident has shocked me. We need to look deep within as a society, as a country, as a people. Where are we headed. Sanjay bhansali is a film maker who the country should be proud of. You will know when u see #padmavati the dignity he brings to it. And my only regret is that I wasn't by his side when this happened."(sic)

Ranveer Singh is playing Alauddin Khilji's character in the film ,who tried to win on over Padmavati. The issue started when the Karni Sena got to know that the makers are planning to shoot the dream song sequence between Ranveer and Deepika in the film. So they landed on the sets and assaulted Bhansali.

First published: 28 January 2017, 4:40 IST