Worrying that atmosphere in the country changing: Soha Ali Khan on Padmavati row

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Worrying that atmosphere in the country changing: Soha Ali Khan on Padmavati row

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jan 2018

Kolkata, Jan 13 (IBNS): Reacting to the ongoing controversy regarding upcoming Hindi film 'Padmavati' (now 'Padmavat'), Bollywood actor-turned writer Soha Ali Khan, on Saturday, said it is worrying that the atmosphere is changing in the country.

Soha made the comment on the sidelines of an ongoing literary fest in Kolkata.

When IBNS correspondent asked the actor whether she would like to offer a comment on the row, she said: "I am looking forward to the release of the film. I want to see it. As an artist and actor, I have always believed in freedom of expression."

"It is worrying that the atmosphere is changing in the country and one feels scared. No one should feel scared (in the country), as a citizen one has the right to live free from fear," the actor added.

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial film has been marred into controversy after several fringe groups, mostly Shri Rajput Karni Sena, accused the film maker of distorting history and portray Rani Padmini in poor light in the movie.

The Karni Sena even made personal attacks against actor Deepika Padukone, who played the role of Rani Padmini in the film. Deepika was threatened by one of the Karni Sena members of getting her nose chopped.

The CBFC has announced that Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone starrer film, which is expected to release on Jan 25, will be issued a U/A certificate.

The CBFC suggested the makers of the film to change the title to 'Padmavat'.

Soha was present at a discussion regarding her first book titled 'The Perils of being Moderately Famous'.

The book, published in December, 2017, is an autobiography of the actor.


(Reporting by Souvik Ghosh)

Worrying that atmosphere in the country changing: Soha Ali Khan on Padmavati row

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