The attack on Padmavati director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is inviting criticism from Bollywood. Superstar Aamir Khan has now come out against the recent attack on filmmaker Bhansali, saying it was “very unfortunate.”
Bhansali and his film crew were roughed up by members of the Rajput Karni Sena for allegedly presenting “distorted facts” in the movie. The group even stalled the shooting by vandalising the set at Jaigarh Fort.
Aamir was quoted as saying this at the success party of “Dangal”. Aamir said he had been to Rajasthan for shooting but never had such an experience. He said; “What has happened is very unfortunate. I think no one should take the law in their hands. What has happened is wrong,”.
He said: “I have shot in Rajasthan and the people over there are nice and lovable. I have had good experiences only but if you hear negative things you do feel bad. It’s sad,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sushant SIngh Rajput, another leading Bollywood star, who was here for shooting an international ad in Jaipur along with photographer Mario Testino and reality TV star Kendall Jennar, and who had spoken out against the mindless attack and dropped ‘Rajput’ from His name as a sign of protest, had to slip quietly out of the city. Although Sushant has started using Rajput again with his name, he feared attacks by the so-called moral police and preferred to lie low while in the city.
Padmavati, the period drama, scheduled to release this November, stars Deepika in the lead role of queen Padmavati and features Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh is in the role of Alauddin Khilji.