Sanjay Lila Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is receiving massive support from entire Hindi film industry but it seems like Kangana Ranout is not completely convinced with the whole scenario. Kangana supports ‘Padmavati’, but blatantly denied lending her support to ‘Deepika bachao’ campaign. She refused to sign the petition to Prime Minister initiated by Shabana Azmi under campaign ‘Deepika Bachao’. Many contemporary actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt rallied behind Deepika to offer their support after she received death threats from radicals.
Kangana refusing to sign petition sparked the rumors that reason behind this turndown was bitter history of Deepika and Kangana. Kangana is currently busy shooting for her next ambitious project ‘Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi’. After finding herself getting trapped in unwanted controversy ‘Queen’ star has come forwards to clarify her stand. She stated her reason for not signing the petition.
“I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing vs right wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country, I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao’ lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me, like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support,” – Said Kangana.
Considering her statement it seems like she has no issue with Deepika although we also can’t deny the fact that Kangana has openly distanced herself from any friendly relationship with Deepika .
Next thing to watch is how Shaban Azmi is going to react on Kangana’s statement!