In the light of the extremely unfortunate incident of seasoned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s public assault in Jaipur, the film fraternity has come together as one entity and is showing complete solidarity with the director who was beaten and manhandled while shooting at Jaigarh Fort for allegedly distorting facts in his upcoming period drama ‘Padmavati’. While his lead cast- Ranveer Singh (Allauddin Khilji), Deepika Padukone (Rani Padmavati) and Shahid Kapoor (Raja Ratan Singh) have expressed deep shock and sadness over the incident, the whole of Bollywood has come out in full support of SLB and has vehemently criticized the attack.
The leading lady of the film, Deepika Padukone, was in a state of shock to learn about the incident and assured one and all that Rani Padmavati will not be projected in bad light in the film.
In a series of tweets, an emotional Ranveer Singh assured that his ‘Sanjay Sir’ would never do anything to ‘hurt anyone’s feelings’.
Shahid, on the other hand, expressed his deepest regret that he was not with SLB when this ‘shocking’ incident happened.
Karan Johar, who had allegedly faced mental harassment right before the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ because of the involvement of a certain Pakistani actor, was one of the first ones to criticise this shaemful act.
A Rajput himself, producer-director Anurag Kashyap has called the activists ‘spineless cowards’ and reached out to everone from the industry to come together as one and take a stand for themselves.
A whole army from the showbiz business condemned the attack and sought justice for the director. Here are some of the tweets from the top most actors and directors of Bollywood: