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Padmavati row: Shefali Shah supports Deepika Padukone, calls death threats to her ‘shameful’

Actress Shefali Shah has reacted to the ongoing Padmavati controversy and came out in support of Deepika Padukone.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 23, 2017 18:58 IST ]
Shefali Shah, Deepika Padukone, Padmavati- India TV

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati has been facing protests all over the country with religious groups accusing the director for distortion of historical facts. Things are becoming uglier with each passing day. In fact, Deepika Padukone and Bhansali are also receiving death threats. Now, actress Shefali Shah has supported the dimpled beauty and stated that death threats to the star are appalling and shameful. The lady was speaking at the press meet of her latest short film Juice.

Shefali called it shameful that an actor and director are being deprived of the creative liberty. At the event, the actress told media persons, “It’s shameful. You go on national television and they allow you to say something like this. It’s appalling. When we talk about feminism, the term has been used very wrongly of late. We talk about being equal – in cast, creed, gender, colour.”

From Salman Khan to Karan Johar, B-town celebrities have extended their support to the film.

Padmavati has been in controversy from quite some time. The chief ministers of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have made it clear that they won’t allow the film to get released in the states. The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1, but the release date has been pushed. However, Padmavati will release in UK on the same date.

For full coverage of controversy around Padmavati, click here

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