Curb on creative freedom: Filmmakers on ‘Padmavati’ vandalism
Mumbai,Mar 16 : “Padmavati” star Shahid Kapoor, directors Karan Johar, S Rajamouli S and Vikramaditya Motwane came out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali following the vandalism over the whole of “Padmavati” in Kolhapur.
Around 20 unidentified persons burned the costumes and animal feed that were kept there during the dramatic period of yesterday.
Bhansali faced a similar problem in January when members of Rajput Karni Sena disrupted the shooting in Jaipur and acted badly with him.
Kapoor, who plays the role of Raja Ratan Singh in the period drama, said he was “unhappy” that the crew had to go through something like this again.
“I know there has been some disruption, but I know a number of costumes have been burned, I know that everyone is safe and no one has been injured. Is over and the team is back. .
“What I do not know is who did it. It’s unfortunate that something like that happened for the second time.
Johar and Rajamouli spoke of the incident at the launch of the trailer “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” today.
Johar, who was targeted at the release of his film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” for the distribution of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, said that what happened with Bhansali was “deeply sad.”
“I am deeply saddened as a filmmaker, as a human being and as a citizen of our prestigious and wonderful country that we must endure something like this. All my support, thoughts and ideologies are with Sanjay, “said Johar.
“Every time I read something like this, I am really saddened. We at our own level at the producers’ guild are with Sanjay and its full cast and crew. We hope that adequate steps can be taken to ensure Something like that never happens to another filmmaker yet. “
Rajamouli said freedom of expression is a fundamental right and as an artist, Bhansali should have the freedom to realize his dream.
“… he is an artist and must be able to express his point of view. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of the people of this country and every artist, every filmmaker must be able to express his Views, “Rajamouli told the launch trailer.
Motwane also slammed the incident, saying that the creative freedom of filmmakers should not be curbed.
“No one has the right to curb creative freedom … that the law does not take the law in hand, you can not vandalize and slap someone. Just stupid, “said Motwane PTI.
Rajkummar Rao, who plays in Motwane’s next “Trapped” that comes out tomorrow, said that violence can not be an answer to anything.
“There are other ways to solve a problem than to vandalize.
It is necessary to talk about it. Violence is not the answer to anything, “he said.