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Tag Archives: Padmavati

If you’re a victim, come out and talk about it: Neha Dhupia

  New Delhi: Neha Dhupia feels ‘#MeToo’ — the campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment — is not only valid for people associated with the entertainment industry, but for everyone. The actress says a victim should not hesitate to share one’s ordeal, and instead save innocents from facing same fate by talking about it. Life…

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We should attack patriarchy, chauvinism: Kangana Ranaut

  Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who never minces words, has opposed the threats issued to “Padmavati” actress Deepika Padukone, and said patriarchy in the society needs to be attacked. Kangana was at Reebok’s Fit To Fight Awards here on Thursday night when she was asked about her thoughts on the threats issued to Deepika over the…

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I was bullied by I&B Ministry: Nihalani

  Mumbai: Former CBFC Chairperson and producer Pahlaj Nihalani is shocked by a Parliamentary Committee’s decision to question director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on “Padmavati” before the censor board can view the film. He claimed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had also “bullied” him during his tenure. “By all means, the Parliamentary Committee has every right…

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Threats to Deepika, Bhansali unacceptable: Nana Patekar

  Pune: Actor Nana Patekar on Thursday said threats to actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali regarding the release of their controversial film “Padmavati” are “wrong and unacceptable”. “‘Padmavati’ has not released yet. You don’t know what has been shown in the film. I don’t want to get into this, but what I believe…

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Films in democracy shouldn’t be curbed: Rishi Kapoor

  New Delhi: The release and screening of films should not be curbed in a democratic country, says veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. An actor who minces no words when it comes to expressing himself on socio-political issues on social media or otherwise, Rishi spoke to IANS on it when asked about the silence of some sections…

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Nitish bans release of ‘Padmavati’ in Bihar

  Patna, Nov 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” in the state. The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter. The ban on “Padmavati” in Bihar would be in place “till controversy…

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Indian women take challenges head-on: Manushi on ‘Padmavati’ row 

  Mumbai: Miss World Manushi Chhillar has said Indian women “do not feel persecuted and face challenges head-on” even though there is a feeling that “our society is not very woman-friendly”. Manushi said this during a media interaction here on Monday. She was expressing her views over the row surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Padmavati”.…

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Film industry plans 15-minute ‘blackout’ in support of ‘Padmavati’

  Mumbai: Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Padmavati”, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and “to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals”. Confirming the plan, Ashoke…

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Seems we’re living in a ‘jungli’ country: ‘Haraamkhor’ director

  Panaji: India seems like a “jungli” country amidst the unending row over “Padmavati”, says “Haraamkhor” director Shlok Sharma, whose own movie had run into trouble with the censor board for showing a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmavati” narrates the story of Rajput queen Padmavati. A Bharatiya…

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‘Padmavati’ issue scary for all of us: Vinod Kapri

  Panaji: As protests against “Padmavati” gather steam all across India, “Pihu” director Vinod Kapri finds the issue scary for a citizen as well as a filmmaker. He says the government needs to take a stand and protect freedom of expression. “The ‘Padmavati’ issue is really concerning. It is scary for all of us, as a…

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