Priyanka, Alia, Sonam, Anushka, Karan condemn attack on Bhansali

The attack on ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the set of ‘Padmavati’ was highly slammed by Bollywood celebrities.

Bhansali was slapped and roughed up by members of a caste-based outfit at Jaipur’s historic Jaigarh Fort on Friday, where the filmmaker was shooting for his upcoming film, ‘Padmavati’. The mob also vandalised the movie’s set and damaged crew’s equipment.

Scores of men, affiliated to Rajput Karni Sena, breached private security arrangements and stormed the fort at 12.30pm, raising slogans against Bhansali and his under-production movie. They alleged that Rajasthan's history was distorted in the movie.

Bollywood celebs were shocked to learn about the incident. They backed the ace filmmkaer, who gave the Indian audince some remarkable movies like " style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:'Open Sans', serif;background-position:initial initial;background-repeat:initial initial"> Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Black. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar and many others highly condemned the attack on Bhansali.

They took to social media to express shock over the incident and stood with the ace filmmaker.

Karan Johar#Am appalled at what has happened with Sanjay Bhansali....this is the time for all us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!!

#Having been through many instances of turmoil during a film shoot or release...i understand Sanjay's emotion at this point...I stand by him.

#Thoughts of what has transpired with Sanjay Bhansali today are just not leaving me!! Feeling helpless and angry!! This cannot be our future!

Alia Bhatt#What happened on the sets of Padmavati is ridiculous. 
There is such a thing as creative freedom and cinematic license.

Priyanka Chopra#It's appalling to hear what happened to #SanjayLeelaBhansali .im so saddened..Violence is not what our forefathers taught us..

Sonam Kapoor#What happened on Padmavati sets is appalling and heinous. Is this the state of the world.

Anushka Sharma#Appalled & horrified by what happened on SLB set.NO amount of diff of opinion or disagreement justifies this pathetic behaviour. Shameful!

Sushant Singh Rajput#What are we turning into ?#heartbroken #Padmavati

#We would suffer till the time we're obsessed with our surnames.
If you're that courageous,give us your first name to 

Kriti Sanon#What the hell is wrong with people?! Such level of Intolerance on literally anything & everything is Scary!! SHAME! …

Parineeti Chopra#The same man has entertained you with his genius work for 20 years. Why the sudden distrust? Disgusting to see how he has been attacked.

Nimrat Kaur#The same man has entertained you with his genius work for 20 years. Why the sudden distrust? Disgusting to see how he has been attacked.

Yami Gautam#Horrifying & Disgusting incident! Miscreants must be punished! We stand with you #SanjayLeelaBhansali Sir!

Athiya Shetty#Shocked and disgusted. What has the world come to? Art was always meant to have no rules.

Bhumi Pednekar#This is just disgusting,wrong & shameful.Am shocked & so angry at the stupidity & blind faith people show in cultural and religious frauds. …

Abhishek Kapoor#Shocked and disgusted. #SanjayLeelaBhansali 

Arjun Rampal#Is this not intolerance???? Well don't expect us to be tolerant to this behaviour.I do hope the govt takes severe action here.

Mahesh Bhatt#We have hit a curve in history where the film industry has to abandon its politics of silence. Silence now will tantamount to betrayal.

Preity Zinta#Sad to see how people have become 2day. Violence is never the medium4 communication. There are others ways to make a point.#SanjayBhansali

Mika Singh#The man who showed Indian culture in #BajiraoMastani & HDDCS. Who always uses & creates Indian classic stuff, this is what he's got.

Swara Bhaskar##SanjayLeelaBhansali slapped on his own set by vigilante group... shining example of tolerant India!!!!!! SHAME