‘Padmavati’ row: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy slams Deepika Padukone


The hullaballoo over Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘Padmavati’ seems to be never-ending. Now BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lashes out at Deepika Padukone over her comment on regression.

“It`s appalling, it`s absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed,” she had said over ‘Padmavati’ controversy.

Reacting to Deepika’s comments, Swamy tweeted - “Cine actress Deepika Padukone giving us lecture on regression. Nation can progress only when it is regression from her perspective.”

Cine actress Deepika Padukone giving us lecture on regression!! Nation can progress only when it is regression from her perspective.

— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) November 14, 2017

As a woman, I feel proud to be a part of this film and to tell this story, which needs to be told. And it needs to be told now,” Deepika, who plays the title role in Bhansali`s professed tribute to the sacrifice, valour and honour of Rajput queen told IANS.

Deepika Padukone, who plays Rani Padmavati is optimistic about the film’s release, “The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film,” she said, adding that the film industry’s support symbolises how “this is not about `Padmavati`. We`re fighting a much bigger battle.”

Bhansali's magnum opus is slated to release worlwide on December 1.