The Padmavati controversy started when a block of radicals was agitated about a rumour that the movie will include an erotic scene between Padmavati and Alauddin Khalji. The protests and criticism rose to overblown proportions, eventually becoming stronger than the promotional activities around the film, and crossing the borders of law and civilization which was totally unnecessary.
Recently, Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have been receiving death threats and this is when Shabana Azmi initiated the campaign ‘Deepika Bachao’ in the film industry. She got every major female actor to sign the petition to the Prime Minister asking for Deepika’s safety and protection. Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and many others signed the petition willingly and happily.
But, when it came to Kangana Ranaut, she flatly refused to sign the petition. Maybe, their history might be the reason. Back in 2014, Deepika dedicated her award for Happy New Year to Kangana’s performance in Queen. Kangana reacted by saying she’d have preferred if Deepika had personally appreciated her performance rather than speak about it in public. Later, things got a bit worse when Kangana confessed that Deepika is not her friend during an interview with Rajeev Masand.
According to Kangana, Deepika is not her friend so why would she support her? But Kangana, taking a stand for someone’s safety is not a bad thing and friendship isn’t required for this. Simply signing a petition for someone’s safety wouldn’t make a big deal. Besides, Deepika has not asked for help or made a big issue out of it on national television.
Kangana, you may be right from your side but I feel you should have kept all your personal differences aside and signed the petition.