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Priyanka Chopra on Padmavati controversy: I stand by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much awaited historical drama Padmavati has been gripped in controversy since its announcement.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 21, 2017 10:32 IST ]
Priyanka Chopra supports Padmavati

Priyanka Chopra hopes the controversy surrounding Padmavati clears up soon and the people get to witness the magnum opus in all its glory. Priyanka, who featured in a song in Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela and essayed a full-fledged role as Kashibai in his film Bajirao Mastani, said she would always stand by the filmmaker. 

The period drama, Padmavati, is yet to receive a certificate from the CBFC. Several Rajput outfits and political leaders have accused the director of "distorting historical facts" in the movie. 

Starring Deepika Padukone in the title role, with Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the film was earlier scheduled to arrive in the theatres on December 1. 

"I have an incredible relationship with Sanjay sir and I admire him tremendously. I know this film will come out and people will see the art behind it,’’ she said. 

"They just need to make sure that everything is sorted. I will always stand not only by Sanjay sir but also Deepika, Ranveer and Shahid for the film," Priyanka said. 

The actor was speaking at Zee Cine Awards here last night where she also performed. 

She trashed the reports which claimed her to be the highest-paid performer, saying she never talks about her remuneration. 

Priyanka congratulated her contemporary Anushka Sharma - who recently tied the knot with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. The Quantico star also extended greetings to actor friend Meghan Markle on her engagement to British royal Prince Harry. 

Talking about the much-anticipated wedding, the actor said, "I don't know about the wedding, I don't know about that but of course I have spoken to her (Meghan) and I am extremely happy for her. It is a fairytale for both Meg and Anushka. Two people, who I know really, had (/will have) fairytale weddings. It is really great to see," she said. 

When asked about her marriage plans, Priyanka said she will get married when she finds the perfect man. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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