Shahid’s previous films and now ‘Padmavati’, why are they controversy’s favourite?

Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in ‘Padmavati’. Undoubtedly, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is the biggest film Shahid has ever been a part of. However, looks like his stars are not in the right place. The movie has been embroiled in controversies ever since the shooting of the same commenced. From Sanjay Leela Bhansali getting attacked to sets getting vandalised to Deepika Padukone and SLB getting death threats to film getting banned in various states, ‘Padmavati’ has been in news for all the wrong reasons.

However, that’s nothing new for a Shahid Kapoor film. So, the actor’s few previous movies too have faced a lot of controversies. Let’s talk about Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ which had released in 2014. The movie had reportedly received 41 cuts from CBFC. It was also criticised over the depiction of the armed forces. Even a hashtag, ‘#BoycottHaider’ was trended on Twitter.

Now let’s come to ‘Udta Punjab’. Thanks to the film being based on drug abuse happening in Punjab, it surely had to face controversies. CBFC had demanded 94 cuts in the film, but the makers fought for it and then later Bombay High Court directed CBFC to pass the film with just one cut and an ‘A’ certificate. Just like ‘Padmavati’ got delayed, there were reports that even ‘Udta Punjab’ will be postponed. However, just a couple of days before the film’s release, it was cleared by CBFC and had hit the screens as per the schedule.

Earlier this year, released ‘Rangoon’. This movie was also not spared. The film had also faced a couple of controversies. From the reports of Shahid and Kangana not gelling along well, to a copyright issue with Roy Wadia who claimed that Kangana’s character was based on Fearless Nadia, to CBFC taking legal action for ‘smoking’ disclaimer not being shown before the film, ‘Rangoon’ too had its share of controversies.

While we await for the release on ‘Padmavati’, we are just wondering why Shahid Kapoor’s films are turning out to be controversy’s favourite children. (Also Read: Padmavati: Now CM Nitish Kumar bans the movie in Bihar)