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'Padmavati' highlights honour, bravery of Rajput clan: Raza Murad

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 November 2017, 16:47 IST

In response to the ongoing controversy surrouding 'Padmavati', Raza Murad, who is playing the formidable old monarch Sultan Jalaluddin Khilji in the film, says Rani Padmavati has been shown as a very graceful lady and the film only highlights the "honour, prestige and bravery" of Rajput clan.

While talking exclusively to ANI, the 66-year-old, on Saturday, said, "I will say only one thing that there is cinematic liberty, which every filmmaker avails. Before this movie Bhansali made 'Bajirao Mastani,' which had a dance of two mistresses Kashi Bai and Mastani. Nobody raised issues at that time."

"I am a part of the film, but I haven't seen it yet. One thing that I am sure of is that the film will show Rani Padmavati as a very graceful lady. The way the filmmakers have described the honour, prestige and bravery of Rajputs, I don't think anyone else has ever done that in any film," the 'Madam X' star stated.

The veteran actor further said, "'Ghoomar' is a folk dance where Rani Padmavati is singing with her friends and if there is something objectionable in the song, then censor board will take care of it."

The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts.

The movie is slated to hit the theatres on 1 December.

First published: 11 November 2017, 16:47 IST