New Delhi,Dec 5: Padmavati was a turning point in Bollywood. How a big industry like Bollywood can kneel before the mob is really shocking. Those who preach on celluloid, were seen themselves bowing to mobocracy.
But it came as a surprise when the vocal Kangana Ranaut did not come out in open to support Deepika Paukone and her Padmavati. The fiery lady explained herself:
“I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur when I got a call from dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi. I explained to her that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing Vs right wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country. I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao’ led by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied by influential men, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me, like I said Deepika has all my support. I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”
National Award winning actor, Kangana Ranaut.
Shaban has been very vocal in criticising th government and the Karni Sena. She started a letter campaign which was signed by Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and many others.