Deepika Padukone received serious threats because of playing the role of Rani Padmini in her upcoming film, Padmavati. Deepika Padukone showed her complete support for the film and that became a reason for right wing parties to turn against Deepika. In this matter, a right wing party has announced a 50 million rupees bounty on Deepika Padukone and also one member said that we will cut her nose off.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has started a petition of “Deepika Bachao”. An insider revealed to a leading daily, “Everyone has been approached. We are awaiting the signatures of A-listers like Kangana Ranaut, Katrina Kaif, and two more actresses. Once they sign, we will be taking the matter forward.’’
However, there were rumours going rife that Kangana Ranaut refused to sign Azmi’s petition, which came as a shock to many.
Kangana has now come out and cleared her stand. The very vocal and outspoken actress made it clear that she has no qualms with Deepika. Her issue, however, is with Shabana Azmi who is spearheading this particular petition.
“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.”
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