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Rajput Karni Sena gives it back to Deepika Padukone for reacting against them

via Latest Entertainment News, Movies News, Celebrity News, Breaking News | Entertainment - Times of India http://ift.tt/2zEyYIA Rajput Karni Sena vandalised a cinema hall in Kota, Rajasthan for screening trailer of ‘Padmavati’ in a bid to give it back to Deepika Padukone

Farhan Akhtar on Padmavati, IFFI row: There's lack of unity in film fraternity

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2zLfFe9 'Unfortunately, we also have to blame ourselves. We should not just be pointing fingers,' said Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar while addressing the controversy surrounding 'Padmavati' and retraction of two regional movies from IFFI. Apart from Marathi film 'Nude' and Malayalam movie 'S Durga' being dropped by the centre from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus has still been facing protests from certain sections.
Farhan AkhtarThe 43-year-old, while speaking on the sidelines of a book launch event, addressed these issues and stressed upon the lack of unity in the film fraternity. "Everyone gets scared when it's there film on the line. It is a small industry... There are not that many people. If they don't come together to create an environment where they themselves can function in, the way they want to, nobody else is going to do it for them," he said.T…

Sidharth Malhotra: Unfair to judge Padmavati without watching it

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2iXjXXZ Actor Sidharth Malhotra says Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made films which are "respectful and artistic" and it is not right to judge "Padmavati" without watching it. The actor said being a part of the industry, he understands the hard work that goes into making a film.
Sidharth Malhotra"If you see the kind of movies Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made, they are respectful, artistic and they have nothing offensive about them," Sidharth told reporters here last night. "So, I feel it is unfair that you comment on a film without watching it. Only the censor board has that right (to comment on a film). As an industry, we are hoping the film gets a good release and people are able to watch the film and then decide," said the actor while speaking on the sidelines of the second edition of Lokmat Mahasrashtra's Most Stylish awards.Bhansali has been facing trouble since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movi…

Neil Nitin Mukesh on Padmavati row: Director has right to creative freedom

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2ht0eip Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh today came out in support of the controversy-mired film "Padmavati", underscoring a director's right to creative freedom. "It (film) is a fiction and the audience is intelligent enough to judge the movie. The entire film crew works hard to showcase their art, and the director has the right to present his perception and creativity before the audience. There should be freedom of speech and creativity," he said.
Neil Nitin MukeshSpeaking to media on the sidelines of an event here, the 37-year-old Bollywood actor hoped that the upcoming period-drama, slated to release on December 1, hit the screens and people get to watch it. "As an artist, I would like that no other artist suffers losses," he said. The film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has drawn flak from various quarters for allegedly distorting historical facts. The film has Deepika Padukone essaying the role 'Padmavati'. It also s…

BREAKING: Prasoon Joshi watches Padmavati ahead of the rest of the CBFC members

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2hywm7M The Padmavati row seems to be nearing an end with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) taking charge of determining whether the content purports to offend any cultural or religious group. Ahead of the board members watching the film, the CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi had a special screening of the film for himself on Monday afternoon.Says a well informed source, “Prasoon Joshi ji saw Padmavati and from what we are told, he found nothing objectionable in the content. Now the Censor Board members will view the film. We expect the film to sail through without any cuts.”The post BREAKING: Prasoon Joshi watches Padmavati ahead of the rest of the CBFC members appeared first on Bollywood Hungama.

Kota Attack: Rajput Karni Sena members attack a theatre showing Padmavati trailer; eight arrested for vandalism

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2hu306U The controversy surrounding Padmavati does not seem to end. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus film Padmavati is embroiled in a spate of controversies where many activists and politicians are protesting against the release of the film. While Rajput Karni Sena and other politicians want to get the film banned if not screened to them prior to the release, protests against Bhansali and cast continue in several parts of the country especially Rajasthan.Things got violent on Tuesday, November 14, when members of Rajput Karni Sena vandalized Aakash Theater, a cinema hall in Kota that showed the trailer of Padmavati. According to the reports, the members of the Sena had taken out a rally as an outrage against the film. As the members want the film to get banned, one can clearly see the outrage against the film in a video that was surfaced online. According to a report, eight people have been arrested after the incident.After the…

Padmavati Row: Deepika Padukone trolled for saying that ‘we have regressed as a nation’

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2zFQRWU The protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period action film Padmavati is growing day by day. It actually started in January this year when Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked by members of Rajput Karni Sena on charges that the filmmaker is distorting Rajput history. They also alleged that the film has an intimate sequence between Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh and Padmavati, essayed by Deepika Padukone. Sanjay Leela Bhansali at that point had clarified that no such scene exists in the film. However, the protests subsided only for the time being. With the film all set to release in around two weeks, the protests have re-intensified.The lead actress of this film, Deepika Padukone is obviously irked with these controversies. She made an extreme statement to the IANS on this issue. She said, “Where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that …

Deepika Padukone shares endearing note by her idol Hema Malini

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2ihMeZs Amidst the busy promotional activities for her upcoming movie Padmavati, Deepika Padukone yesterday shared a note written to her by none other than Hema Malini. The Mastani of Bollywood shared the endearing note on her Instagram page.
Hema Malini and Deepika Padukone. Pic/Yogen ShahThe note reads, 'Dear Deepika, The contents of the book that you so graciously launched take on an added meaning as I land over the baton to you for a glorious continuation of artistic excellence.' A few weeks ago, the 31-year-old actress attended the launch of Hema Malini's biography titled 'Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl'.Author Ram Kamal Mukherjee has penned Hema's journey till now in the book. From Hema's much gossiped platonic love affair with Jeetendra to the incident of bumping into dashing Dharmendra for the first time. The book is divided into 23 chapters, of which two are dedicated to Hema and Dharmendra's daughters Esha and Ah…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, an artist we should be proud of: Aditi Rao Hydari

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2z4kLVB Actress Aditi Rao Hydari has praised filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and says he celebrates the culture and music of India in his films. Aditi on Tuesday tweeted that Bhansali is "an artist everyone should be proud of". "He celebrates our stories, our culture, our music. Despite every trial by fire that we put him through... we love you Sanjay Leela Bhansali more power to you," tweeted Aditi, who will be seen in the forthcoming film 'Padmavati'.
Aditi Rao Hydari'Padmavati' is an epic period drama film directed by Bhansali. The film also features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.The film is embroiled in a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties, including the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati. "Padm…

Kajol will always be special, says Karan Johar

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2z2jDSD Karan Johar declined to elaborate on his renewed friendship with Kajol, but said the actor will "always remain special" to him. The filmmaker was speaking at the launch of his radio show, Calling Karan, at a suburban hotel yesterday. In his autobiography, the director had said that his nearly 25-year-long bond with Kajol ended prior to the release of his and her actor-husband Ajay Devgn's film - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay respectively.
KajolKJo said that Ajay said some "nasty" things to him before the release of their films and vowed to cut off all ties with his long-time friend and collaborator. The two, however, have started to bond again. When asked how it feels to have his best friend back, Johar said, "This platform isn't about my personal life. But Kajol is, has always been and will always remain more than special to me, for the time to come.
Karan JoharJohar was also asked about his opinion on the ongoing Pa…

Karni Sena attack theatre, say 'this is our way of giving it back to Deepika'

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2yC3zTh Controversies around Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati refuse to end. In a fresh development, members of Rajput Karni Sena vandalised a cinema hall in Kota, Rajasthan, as the theatre was screening the film's trailer. The attack came just as the film's leading lady, Deepika Padukone, made her view known on the demand for a ban on the magnum opus. She said, "It's absolutely appalling. Where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed."
Deepika PadukoneSpeaking to mid-day, Vijendra Singh Kalyanwat, the spokesperson of Karni Sena, defends the outfit's attack on the Kota theatre. "If the actor reacts to us, this is our way of giving it back. We will do whatever we can. Hum kanoon ko haath main kya, humare kadmon main bhi lenge! We have written our history with our blood and we won't tolerate Bhansali distorting it."Also read: Subramanian Swamy snubs Deepika Padukone over Padmavati row, questions her Indian ci…

'Padmavati': Deepika Padukone defines royalty in every frame

via Latest Entertainment News, Movies News, Celebrity News, Breaking News | Entertainment - Times of India http://ift.tt/2z0GygM Deepika has been winning hearts with her royal avatar and grace.

Deepika Padukone: Nothing can stop release of Padmavati

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2zW20DM A decade ago when she forayed into Bollywood, Deepika Padukone never imagined she would be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine. Now, as she prepares for the release of epic drama "Padmavati", which clocks her trilogy with the filmmaker, the actress is confident the movie will tide over the controversy, hit the screens and win a "bigger battle" for the industry.
Deepika Padukone"As a woman, I feel proud to be a part of this film, and to tell this story, which needs to be told. And it needs to be told now," Deepika, who plays the title role in "Padmavati" -- Bhansali's professed tribute to the sacrifice, valour and honour of Rajput queen Rani Padmavati -- told IANS over phone from Mumbai.Doubts on the extent to which the National Award winning filmmaker has fictionalised the story, has led to a spiralling controversy with politicians, organisations and individuals raising a finger at Bhansali for "distorting…

WOW! Padmavati team to attend Asiavision Movie Awards at Sharjah on November 24; Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be honoured

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2hvv1ic Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much awaited magnum opus and period drama Padmavati has been making waves, more so after its posters and theatrical trailer was out. The film looks rich in emotions, entertainment and action and as expected, the three leading actors of the film – Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor – look brilliant. It’s no surprise that the trade feels that this Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film can have one of the biggest or the biggest opening of the year for a Hindi film.The promotional strategy of Padmavati too is keenly awaited. And while nothing is known in detail, we have learnt of something that would surely make the fans in the Middle East very happy. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor along with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali are all set to attend Asiavision Movie Awards (AMAs) 2017 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on November 24. At this event, Deepika Padukone will be honoured with the glob…

Box Office: Qarib Qarib Singlle has a fair weekend, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana stays low

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2mjSjsO New releases of the week didn’t really create much noise at the Box Office, though thankfully there was steady increase in footfalls that lends some hope for better weekdays too. Qarib Qarib Singlle did have fair deal of audience footfall that resulted in Rs. 9 crore* coming in. The numbers aren’t huge but then they are not bad either, as has been the case with so many other even bigger films this year. Of course a much bigger number would have helped keep the moolah churning in for the industry. Now the film would need to be very strong on Monday and actually get collections similar to that of Friday. Even if there is a dip, one just hopes that it isn’t a major one.Ditto for Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana which stands at Rs. 4.25 crore* after its opening weekend. There was a day by day increase in numbers though a low Friday did turn out to be a pinch. Best hopes for the film are to have Monday numbers around 1 crore, though anything less than tha…

Deepika Padukone: Can't wait for Padmavati to release

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2yWJgnO Actress Deepika Padukone says that she can't wait for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial "Padmavati" to release.She graced the Van Heusen and GQ Fashion Nights here in Mumbai and during the media interaction, the actress said: "I will only say that the love we all are getting, whether it is for posters or trailer or song. I think we all are very excited and overwhelmed by the response and we can't wait to share this film with everyone."
Deepika Padukone"It has been an incredible journey and we are literally counting the days. We can't wait for the film to release and we can't wait to share this experience with everyone," added the actress."Padmavati" is caught in the eye of the storm with Karni Sena and other caste and religious bodies protesting against the film.Last week, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali released a video clarifying about the rumoured dream sequences in the film, but protes…

Shahid Kapoor promotes ‘Padmavati’ on Fever 104 FM

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2zG56Jj The post Shahid Kapoor promotes ‘Padmavati’ on Fever 104 FM appeared first on Bollywood Hungama.

WHAT? Story of Padmavati has been explored before and late Om Puri played Alauddin Khilji

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2iTybZB Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his grand films and now his latest ambitious venture Padmavati is all set to release next month. While the film is facing backlash from Rajasthani activists, let us tell you that it is not a story that is explored for the first time in the entertainment industry.During the late 80s and early 90s, when Doordarshan explored several historic themes, one amongst them was a popular saga titled ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’. Based on the several tales that form an integral part of ‘Discovery of India’, the serial explored the epics of Ramanayana, Maharabharata along with several dynasty rulers who were pivotal in shaping up the country. Amidst all these stories, one of them also explored the rule of the Delhi Sultanate, and the third episode of this Sultanate series featured the episode of the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji and his association with Padmavat.From his treachery to him being mesmerized by the beauty of Rani Padmin…

Check out: Shahid Kapoor looked sharp and dapper as a showstopper at GQ Fashion Nights

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2AAa4X9 Shahid Kapoor has been keeping busy with the schedule around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film, Padmavati. While the actor has wrapped up the film, he has also trimmed his beard and changed his hairdo before he moves onto his next film.Before the hectic promotional schedule begins, Shahid Kapoor turned showstopper at the GQ Fashion Nights in collaboration with Van Heusen at Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra, Mumbai. Shahid walked the ramp for designer Gaurav Gupta looking sharp in an all-black outfit with silver work on the jacket and gloves.Meanwhile, Padmavati starring Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh, Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji is set to release on December 1, 2017.The post Check out: Shahid Kapoor looked sharp and dapper as a showstopper at GQ Fashion Nights appeared first on Bollywood Hungama.

Padmavati row: Here’s what Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar have to say about the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2AAahcT By now we all know that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next is the much talked about Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmavati. In fact, since the film went on floors, Padmavati has been making headlines for its run-ins with various activist groups, with the latest being a demand for the release of the film being stayed. While the makers of Padmavati are trying their level best to alleviate the issues surrounding the film, two of the film industry’s most illustrious names viz. Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar have come out in support of Padmavati and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.Talking about the issues he as a filmmaker has faced in the past and his stance on the entire Padmavati issue, Karan Johar stated that having faced a lot of controversies before his own film’s release, he feels bad for Bhansali who can easily be termed as one of the best directors in the country. Further talking about Padmavati itself, Karan added t…