On the second day of Jaipur Literature Festival several B'wood film makers and actors supported the controversial film 'Padmaavat', which is facing protests from Rajput outfits across country.
A day after the release of Padmaavat, film maker Vishal Bhardwaj extended his support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He said, "There's is nothing illegal or unlawful scene shown in the movie". He also urged that the state should stop the people from taking the law in their hands. "Even after the Supreme Court's order people are indulging in violent protests, which is very scary," Bharadwaj added.
He also urged that member of parliaments from the film industry should raise the issue. He claimed that the film fraternity stands with Bhansali. Also while condemning the attack on a school bus in Gurugram , Bharadwaj said politicians should also show their support. Bhardwaj was speaker at a session "Revolutionary poets: On Hamlet, Haider and Shakespeare's ability to speak truth to power."
Similar views were presented by Nandita Das who said that a handful of people cannot decide what rest of the country should watch.
"One is free to express his opinion but it should be done in democratic way. If one doesn't like a movie or a book it doesn't allow him to resort to vandalism" Nandita told media after her session at JLF "Manto: The man and the leged." She also said that a society can only progress when there is a space to agree and disagree with each other.
Without naming the film Padmaavat, director Anurag Kashyap while hinting out at Rajasthani people said, "While researching for my film Gulaal, I found that the people in Rajasthan live in the past and they are not progressing," said Kashyap. All three sessions witnessed a jam packed audience.