Troubles don’t seem to end soon for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” and nothing is known about its date of release as of now.
There are many Rajput groups which are protesting against the movie and also demanding a complete ban on it. The members of these groups are under the impression that there is a dreamy romantic sequence between Allahuddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati in the flick.
During the shooting, the sets of the movie were vandalised and Bhansali was manhandled too. As the time of release came near, the intensity of the protests also increased and prize money was announced for beheading Deepika and Sanjay.
The film fraternity has come out in support of the makers and actress Esha Gupta is one of them. She told Indian Express,
“In India, right now no one says, ‘We will ban this or that,’ when rape happens but a film is getting so much mileage because even these people know that they will get mileage out of a movie but not out of a rape that happens. They don’t think rape is that important. They should focus on actual social issues.”
रेप को कोई क्यों नहीं बैन करने की बात करता- ईशा गुप्ताhttps://t.co/mXGqNqsWqr
— Republic (@republic) November 30, 2017
Twitterati didn’t take this statement in a good spirit and preached Esha that rapes are already illegal in India so there is no need to impose a ban on rapes. Here are few selected tweets:
Please answer these questions first:
Devi Isha, aisi konsi country hai jaha par RAPE legal hai ? Ab ye bhi bata dijiye.
Rape ban kaise hota hai, phir ye bhi bata dena
— Dilip Jain (@dilipjain1979) November 30, 2017
Use your brain, it’s not banned:
क्योंकि रेप एक क्राइम है इसलिए already बैन है।
Statement देने से पहले बुद्धि का प्रयोग करें।
बुद्धि के प्रयोग पर बैन नहीं है।
— indu malhotra (@indumalhotra3) November 30, 2017
रेप न हुआ हनी सिंह का रैप हो गया जो बैन हो जाएगा।
मैडम थोड़ी बुद्धि उपरवाले ने दे दी होती तो क्या बात थी।😬😑https://t.co/I5VsGleCOr
— Dehati Babu (@dehati_thug) November 30, 2017
Beauty without brain:
IQ issue.. beauty (?) and no brain… Rape ban.. is it allowed now… kya kuchh bhi..
— Bharat Baranwal (@BharatBaranwal) November 30, 2017
Omg!! So she thinks rapes are being directed and produced to feature on a big screen. Again an insignificant comparison.
— Shantnav Chauhan (@Docshanty01) December 1, 2017
Someone please educate her:
Someone pls educate that dumb bollytard that rape is ILLEGAL. We have specific laws to punish rapists. So where's the question of banning something that's already illegal. 🤦♂️
— Katakiya Toka (@AvedHDas) December 1, 2017
It isn’t approved by the Censor Board:
A jibe at film actors:
Another reason why actors can't be taken seriously and their opinion shouldn't matter in public matters
— SoulWolf (@soulwolf87) December 1, 2017
Didi… It's already a criminal offense, not just in India but in whole world. Read IPC 375 and IPC 376(if you can read) https://t.co/YiC5eEFDOj
— Squint Neon (@squintneon) November 30, 2017
How does the Hindi movie industry consistently throw up such super intelligent people? https://t.co/BcLybpWBdT
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) December 1, 2017
Esha is not the one to tolerate haters and she gave it back to them in an epic way. Replying to a Twitter user, she wrote, “I think see the video aunty. I didnot say “ban rape”, I said why doesn’t anyone raise a voice when a woman is stripped of her existence.But people like you are infact blaming the actress of the film. Why is she being targeted? But it’s ok, get ur 2 mins of fame aunty.”
I think see the video aunty. I didnot say “ban rape”, I said why doesn’t anyone raise a voice when a woman is stripped of her existence.But people like you are infact blaming the actress of the film. Why is she being targeted? But it’s ok, get ur 2 mins of fame aunty. https://t.co/uGO8aaEVuK
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) December 1, 2017
You nailed it Esha! We hope that people will now completely analyse the matter before commenting.