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Renuka Shahane says, “ban rape, ban female foeticide, ban sexual molestation not Padmaavat”

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ is all set to release this week after all that it went through last year. While the Apex Court has given a go ahead to the film after the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) granted it a U/A certificate and a new title, however, protesters of Shri Rajput Karni Sena haven’t calmed down. The protester’s continued to express their angst against the movie starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in a leading role.

Bollywood has expressed solidarity for Bhansali’s film. Renuka Shahane sent out a strong message for all the haters. Shahane who is known for being vocal about expressing her opinion on matters. Now her post on Facebook on protesters seeking ‘Padmaavat’ ban has gone viral. She shared a picture of a protest with people holding a big banner with ‘Ban Padmavat’ written. She drew a large red cross on the picture, indicating that it should not be banned. Instead, she shared three pictures that show her holding placards that say- Ban rape, ban female foeticide, ban sexual molestation.


The film has been embroiled in controversies ever since early last year, when the shooting began. The film’s Jaipur and Kolhapur sets were vandalised, Bhansali was attacked and a Thakur leader Abhishek Som declared an ‘award’ of Rs 5 crore to anyone who would behead Bhansali and Deepika Padukone.