Trouble has been brewing on both sides of the border as both Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film, Padmavati, and Mahira Khan’s Verna face a number of challenges. Speaking about the controversies and issues being thrown at the films, the Bollywood actress finally spoke out.
In an interview with an international publication, Deepika Padukone commented on the continuous protest against Padmavati.
“It’s amusing actually sometimes when I look at it and I actually look at this as a moment for all of us to be celebrating this woman’s life,” Deepika said “It’s appalling, it’s absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed.”
The actress also spoke out against the possible ban on Verna when she was asked about the situation across border.
“It’s sad that a small section of people do not understand the power of cinema and what it can do to the world,” the actress said. “It brings people together, it spreads love, it’s fascinating what cinema can do and it’s sad that a certain group of people choose to not recognize that.”
Although there’s a chance that Verna will triumph against the censor board’s decision to ban it, the Lahore premiere was recently cancelled. The film is slated to release on 17th November 2017.