Director Rohit Shetty graced the Radio Mirchi Award ceremony here in Mumbai. During his media interaction, Golmaal Again director reacted to ongoing tussle between Swara Bhaskar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, stating that let the movie breathe for God’s sake.
Recently actor Swara Bhaskar has called director Sanjay Leela Bhansali out for the glorification of sati and jauhar in his film, Padmaavat, in an open letter concluding that Padmaavat reduces women to ‘talking vaginas’.
Talking about the letter on the sidelines of Radio Mirchi Awards, Rohit Shetty said, “I’d like to request everyone that after so much troubles and struggles the film Padmaavat has released, please let is run in peace. It is our film, so if I say something or someone else says something, we would be trying to create more trouble for our film”
“Film has released, let the audience watch it, and the film is doing phenomenal business. The hassle and trouble the entire production has faced, especially Sanjay Leela, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and TV 18, let their movie run in peace. Now if we try and say something and create problem then what would be the point. Let the film breath now for God’s sake”
Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali also spoke about the letter, which according to him is nothing more than “each to his own” kind of deal.
“I haven’t read the letter of Swara Bhaskar to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but I know about it. See when delay happens in the film it doesn’t feel right. There is nothing in Padmaavat which requires any protest but each to his own” said Imtiaz.
Padmaavat was released after a gruelling battle against members of fringe groups who were protesting the depiction of Rajputs in the film. The movie has entered 100 crore club.