The Hindi film industry has been shocked because of the death threats that are being issued for their fellow actor Deepika Padukone and ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Many including, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan and Sonakshi Sinha have come forward and said that this is not 'right'.
The film is looking for a February release currently
The actors, who were speaking on the sidelines of an award event over the weekend, called for strict actions against the people calling for such violent threats.
"It is a clear indication of our level of evolution. We are still evolving as a society and as individuals. It is a reflection of the fact that we still have a long way to go to evolve into beings, that bereft of these problems and issues of assumptions and attacks. It is not right," Hrithik said, who has worked with Bhansali in Guzaarish.
While Varun said India is a democracy and everyone has a right to protest, but things should never turn violent.
"Whatever is happening is not right and it shouldn't happen. In our country, if threats are given openly, it is not a correct thing. I think strict action should be taken against it." said Sonakshi.
Padmavati got caught in a controversy after several Rajput groups alleged that history has been "distorted" in the movie.
Bhansali has been accused of filming a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmini (Deepika) and Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh), a claim repeatedly denied by the filmmaker.
The movie was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1.
The makers deferred the release till they receive a certificate from the CBFC.
Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have also called for a ban on the period drama.