Mumbai: Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan stands in support of “Padmavati” actress Deepika Padukone and says he respects the actress’ freedom and so should the country.
Kamal on Monday night tweeted in support of the Padmavati Lead actress Deepika, “I want Deepika’s head.. saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that. Many communities have opposed my films. Extremism in any debate is deplorable.
“Wake up cerebral India. Time to think. We’ve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat,”
A reward of Rs 10-crore was announced for beheading filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika over their film “Padmavati”.
Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu, a ruling BJP leader in Haryana, on Monday said he firmly stands by his announcement of Rs 10-crore reward for beheading the two. In defense, he said he gave the statement as a “Rajput” and not as an office-bearer of the party.
Ammu also issued a threat to break the legs of actor Ranveer Singh.
Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organization of the Rajput community, has been protesting against “Padmavati” for the last few months and now they want a ban on the film.
The film, Padmavati is based on a book ‘Padmavat’. The film is a fictionalized account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen; she was the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar.
The film has Deepika playing the titular role of Rani Padmavati, Shahid will be seen as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer is playing the main antagonist Allaudin Khilji.
The movie presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, is scheduled to release this year on December 1, 2017.