'Padmavati' row: Kangana clarifies why she refused to sign Shabana Azmi's petition supporting Deepika Padukone
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' has been rocking headlines since it's inception.
Things took an ugly turn when protesters belonging to fringe groups took to the streets to ban the film apart from issuing death threats and threatening physical harm to the director and his leading lady Deepika Padukone. These whole film industry came out in support of the magnum opus and together, condemned these attacks.
A number of actors reportedly came forward with a signed petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show their solidarity with the actress.
Reportedly, Shabana Azmi took the initiative and got actors from the fraternity to sign a petition asking PM for Deepika's protection. However, Kangana Ranaut's name was reportedly nowhere to be seen on the list.
In the latest report doing the rounds, Kangana was asked about why she refused to sign the petition.
She clarified her stance by stating that she got a call from her friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Azmi when she was in Jodhpur for the shoot of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. She then explained Deepika has all her support, but as she was a bit wary Azmi's objective behind this - as she was actively involved in left wing vs right wing politics. The actress further elaborated saying that she has her own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation and that she was sitting on the fence in many situations and that joining the 'Deepika Bachao' campaign lead by someone who "character assassinated" was one of them.
She went on to say that Anushka understood her side and said that she was glad everyone reached out to her for this.
She reiterated that Deepika has all her support and that as an individual she is perfectly capable of supporting who she like without anyone’s support.