While the songs and promos are grabbing the attention of the audiences, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani has been in news nowadays for all the wrong reasons – from political parties asking for a ban on it to single screens backing out from screening the film.
All these things have not gone down well with Priyanka Chopra who plays the role of Kashibai in the film. The actress has finally broken her silence and has taken to Twitter to give her point of view on the controversies.
She tweeted, “I can’t help staying silent on this anymore.. It’s too sad to see how films and actors become political pawns! Bans based on baseless propaganda.. Holding films ransom just before they release so that publicity can be garnered for certain agendas by forcing a producer to their knees.. How does no one speak up for what is right? How is this fair? People think films r just fun and games to make?! They r made with blood sweat and tears for entertainment!! Pls stand by the filmmakers who put in their life’s money and hard work to make people laugh and smile. Don’t let them be blackmailed and threatened by holding their films ransom just before release. Speak up before if there is an issue!! Everyone has a right to an opinion. The timing right before release just seems very suspect!! I know I may get into trouble for saying all this but I can’t be a silent witness to character defamation based on opinions anymore.. That is not what, the India I grew up, taught me.”
We are proud of Priyanka for taking this amazing stand for her film.