Actress Juhi Chawla graced the launch of book Bheem here in Mumbai. During her media interaction actress talked about on-going Padmavati controversy and expressed that threatening an actress is not right.
“When you see that heroine (Deepika) in other films, you go mad after her, you post her posters, you shower her with love and she has such a huge fan following, and to threaten her like that, I don’t think it is right. At the end of the day, you know, films are made by directors, by a team and you are playing a part. I think I would say a little sensitivity is called for” said Juhi Chawla on the sidelines of ‘Bheem-Destiny’s Warrior’ book launch.
Film director and author Jyotin Goel, who wrote the book Bheem also condemned the act of threatening filmmaker and actors.
“Threatening a filmmaker or an actor for a film is horrifying. One can oppose a film with another film, a speech with another speech and one can get into arguments but not violence. The moment violence starts, civilization ends” said Jyotin Goel.
Actress Juhi Chawla also spoke about the incident where she met the Raj Mata of Jaipur and shared something interesting about their interaction but also cleared that the conversation was in no way associated with Padmavati.
“I was in Jaipur yesterday, and I met Raj Mata of Jaipur and she said something very lovely. She said, a film goes on in perpetuity, something I didn’t realize, let me clear it this is not something about Padmavati per say or anything, she said what you show on screen people believe”
“Today’s generation, more than reading history books they believe your film, which will be seen years down the line, she said keep that in mind whoever sees that film, believes that is it, that is the story and that is the character” added Juhi.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial ‘Padmavati’ embroiled in the controversy over an alleged allegation that filmmaker has shot a dream sequence between Queen Padmini and Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.