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Every Indian will be proud of ‘Padmavati’: Shahid Kapoor


Shahid Kapoor, who plays the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in forthcoming magnum opus “Padmavati”, says the film celebrates India.

Commenting on the continuous opposition by Rajput Karni Sena and others to the film, Shahid said, “All I can say is that that we are ready to release the film on December 1. I really feel it’s a film that everybody will be proud of because it celebrates India, our culture and what we stand for. It shows everybody who is from this country in the most amazing light and that is the endeavour of this film. I feel people will truly see that when they will watch the film,” said the actor.

Karni Sena has maintained it will oppose the screening of the film if the facts are “distorted”. But the actor says the “right thing to do at this point of time is to allow right authorities to deal with it. “Sanjay Leela Bhansali (the director) and everybody who is at the helm of affairs need us to not really comment on it because we need to contain the situation,” he said.

“Padmavati” is one of the biggest film of this year in terms of budget, scale and performances. Post this movie, the actor will be seen in “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”. The movie will be directed Shree Narayan Singh of the “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” fame. ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is a light-hearted social drama, and since it is based on the issue of astronomical electricity bills that citizens face, the makers thought it was ideal to launch the title and teaser on the festival of lights, a press

release issued here said. “Let’s celebrate the festival of light with the hope that soon electricity will be a right and not a privilege for all,” Shahid tweeted, along with a video revealing the title.