New Delhi, Nov 13: In the wake of a controversy surrounding upcoming Bollywood film “Padmavati”, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said he saw films as films, without getting into the history or geography as depicted in them. Asked whether he opposed the film’s release, the minority affairs minister said, “What you like in a film, should be accepted and what you do not like, should be left there. I am neither supporting nor opposing the film.”
Speaking at media press conference, said, “I see films as films and do not get into its history or geography.” “Padmavati”, which is scheduled to release on December 1, has been facing a lot of trouble since early this year.
The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was assaulted by the activists of a Rajput community group, the Karni Sena, during the shooting of the film in Jaipur and had warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts.