Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film’s content. “I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will wait to see the movie before judging it as I think a lot of preconceived notions about it are around,” Shahid said.
His statement came in the wake of the torching of the historical epic drama’s set at Kolhapur in Maharashtra by a group of unidentified attackers. Shahid considers it best to say less about the controversy. “I don’t want to comment too much as one doesn’t want to say anything that will spark any further controversy or create more trouble for the makers as it’s very difficult for the producers and everyone associated with the movie to deal with this situation. It’s unfortunate that something like this is happening and of course, we have become soft targets. I hope people give an opportunity to the filmmaker to express his views and then choose to say what they need to say. But to say it before you see the film, is a bit premature,” the actor added.