The makers of Padmavati have no respite since the film has gone on floors. Controversies refuse to die. However, the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry have come ahead to render their support to the magnum opus.
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The movement is helmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit who told a section of media, "Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker, and making a film on history is not something easy for him but a big responsibility. To express our solidarity (with the film), we are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout where all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place."
Film & TV Industry unites, to show our solidarity & stand by #SanjayLeelaBhansali & all the filmmakers, so we can make the films we want to. Share this message & join us, before the hooligans knock at ur doors.#WeSupportPadmavati #MainAzaadHoon? #15MinuteBlackout @FilmPadmavati pic.twitter.com/zHTTfBRNym— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) November 24, 2017
Ashoke Pandit Renders His Support To Padmavati
Meanwhile, even the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has rendered support to the film. On Day 1 of the India Today Conclave East 2017, held in Kolkata, she had said, “If they cannot release it in any other state, we will give special arrangement for Padmavati. Bengal will be very happy and Bengal will be proud to do that."
Yesterday, SpotboyE.com told you that the on-going Padmavati controversy took a deadly turn after a Jaipur youth was found hanging in the Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur. A note was found scribbled on a boulder adjacent to the youth’s body, which said, “We just don’t burn effigies, but we hang.”It's a rather sad state of affairs where the magnum opus is getting so much support from the Industry but is unable to reach to the audience.
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