Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh says he was filled with rage over death threats to Deepika
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ has been garnering praises from audiences and the performances are being much appreciated.
However, one can’t negate the fact that the makers and the entire team of ‘Padmaavat’ went through turbulent times due to the protests and death threats sent by Rajput Karni Sena members and some politicians.
While, the actors kept mum throughout the controversy,Ranveer Singh who played the antagonist Alauddin Khilji in the movie has now opened up on the entire fiasco.
When the actor was quizzed by India Today as to what was his first reaction when death threats were publically issued against Deepika Padukone, he replied, “I was filled with rage. There’s no doubt about that. I had a very strong urge to act out, to speak out, but I was given strict instructions not to. And I had to respect that, because I was not at the forefront of this fight.” (Also Read: Ranveer Singh: I am ready to do anything for Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
He added, “It’s the prerogative of the producers, of the director. If they were explicitly telling me that me saying something or doing something is going to complicate things further, I don’t want to complicate their lives. I want to do my bit to make sure that this film gets made and it gets released. If this is what they are asking me to do, I have to abide by that.”
He further said, “I could choose to act out destructively but I chose not to. I channeled it and I put all of it into my performance. Whatever you may feel after watching this performance is born out of having felt a certain way.”
Finally, he said that now he feels happy as ‘Padmaavat’ has won and those people have lost the battle. Can’t agree enough on this Ranveer!
Check out the interview here:
.@RanveerOfficial on Bhansali getting thrashed by Karni Sena: How dare you do that to someone I worship?
Watch #InDaClub with @Sushant_IToday for the full interview: https://t.co/3aP7nzqJc7 pic.twitter.com/6L4cD1fGKK
— India Today (@IndiaToday) February 9, 2018