Sushant Singh Rajput Drops Surname From Twitter To Protest Against Padmavati Set Attack

After Karni Sena activists’ attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co, Sushant removes surname from Twitter to express solidarity with the filmmaker

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Sushant Singh Rajput Drops Surname From Twitter To Protest Against Padmavati Set Attack
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has received widespread support from Bollywood ever since members of Karni Sena attacked the set of his upcoming film Padmavati and manhandled the filmmaker.

While Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar among others took to social media to express fury, Sonam Kapoor put out an Instagram post of an old tweet of PM Modi where he has spoken about art having no boundaries, and said it’s a gentle reminder for him to stand up for the industry now.

Sushant Singh Rajput too has reacted to the controversy, although in his own way. The actor, a Rajput himself, dropped his surname from Twitter to express solidarity with Bhansali. He tweeted, “We would suffer till the time we're obsessed with our surnames. If you're that courageous, give us your first name to acknowledge. #padmavati

For those who have come in late, on Friday, Karni Sena activists entered the premises of Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur where Bhansali was shooting for Padmavati and attacked the crew and damaged property. Reason? Distortion of historical facts, they say. While his team tried to protect SLB, a blow landed straight on the cowering, unarmed, filmmaker.

The National Award-winning filmmaker sent out an official statement condemning the vandalism and clarifying that no dream sequence or any objectionable scene takes place between Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Allauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh). The statement also asserts that the period film has been well researched and the makers do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the local people support them in making this film and making their Queen revered by the world.
 
 
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