Mumbai, Nov 22: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s silence over ongoing “burning” issue of the iconic film “Padmavati”.
Sinha took twitter to launch attack on Modi and Big B. He tweeted “As Padmavati becomes a burning controversy, people are asking why the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, most versatile Aamir Khan and most popular Shah Rukh Khan have no comments. And how come our I&B Minister or our most popular Honourable PM (according to PEW — American think tank PEW poll) are maintaining stoic silence. High time!”
He also said that he will voice about the controversy keeping in mind the interest of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the emotion of the Rajputs.
“As for me, I would and should speak on ‘Padmavati’ issue only after the ‘great filmmaker, producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’ speaks up. I speak only when I am spoken to and I will speak keeping in mind the interests of the filmmaker as well as the sensitivity, valour, loyalty of the great Rajputs,” Sinha added.
In “Padmavati”, actor Ranveer Singh is playing role of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji, which Bhansali says is a tribute to the valour of Rajput queen Padmavati, played by Deepika Padukone.
Amid of flak, a BJP leader has announced a bounty of Rs 10 crore for beheading Bhansali and Deepika.
The release of the film, which was earlier scheduled for December 1, has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate.