New Delhi: Amid the controversy surrounding the upcoming movie Padmavati which has taken an ugly turn after Haryana BJP official on Sunday, announced a 10-crore bounty on the heads of actress Deepika Padukone and the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, veteran actor Kamal Haasan came in support of Padukone as he wanted the head of Deepika Padukone “saved”.
Rajput Karni Sena have demanded a ban on the ₹ 200-crore film, the release of which, slated for December 1, has already been deferred by its producers.
I wantMs.Deepika’s head.. saved. Respect it more than her body.Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that.Many communities have apposed my films.Extremism in any debate is deplorable. Wake up cerebral India.Time to think. We’ve said enough. Listen Ma Bharat
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 20, 2017
The comment of Surajpal Amu, the BJP’s chief media coordinator in Haryana, added to the threats of violence from the Rajput groups, which say the movie distorts history and has portrayed the legendary Rajput queen Padmini in an offensive manner.
Following the BJP’s demand for an explanation, Amu said he had made the statement as a “Rajput” and not as the party’s officer-bearer. He also added that he firmly stands by his statement.