While Bollywood in one voice has condemned the attack on the Padmavati sets, veteran actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan on February 7 raised the issue in the upper house and expressed her disappointment with the government for not criticising the appalling act.
Speaking during the zero hour, the 68-year-old stated that the incident has threatened creativity. She also touched on the subject of growing intolerance in the country and demanded a strong action against the offenders.
Ms. Bachchan said, “Sometimes they are threatened, sometimes films are not allowed to be screened, sets are vandalised and sometimes it takes a violent turn as it happened in Jaipur recently.”
“…Sets of Padmavati, where Rajput Karni Sena not only physically assaulted Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but also damaged the expensive film equipments,” she added.
The SP leader further said, “What message are we sending to the film fraternity which is one of the most important and vibrant ambassador of the country. Creativity should not be subjected to such treatment,” she said and demanded strong action against those involved in the incident.”