In the aftermath of a violent protest staged by Karni Sena on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, Bollywood has come out in full support of the director, terming the vandalism to be “appalling” in a single voice.
Standing by SLB and referring to his distasteful experience before the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan Johar tweeted, “Am appalled at what has happened with Sanjay Bhansali….this is the time for all us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!!”
“Having been through many instances of turmoil during a film shoot or release…i understand Sanjay’s emotion at this point…I stand by him,” he added.
Sonam also took to social media and tweeted, “What happened on Padmavati sets is appalling and heinous. Is this the state of the world.”
The incident took place today when the Padmavati team was filming at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur and was attacked by the Karni Sena volunteers irked by the alleged incorrect portrayal of Rani Padmavati.
Other B-town celebs also showed their support and wrote:
Bhumi Pednekar: This is just disgusting,wrong & shameful.Am shocked & so angry at the stupidity & blind faith people show in cultural and religious frauds.
Bhansali is an artiste and if any country cannot protect its artistes from street hooligans it doesn't deserve to be called a country
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 27, 2017
Can once the whole film industry come together and take a stand, and refuse to be a pony that all bullshit and bullshitters ride on??
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 27, 2017
It’s a movie guys. You get that? Let me say it again, it’s a movie! Get over your shit! Really upset to hear about Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) January 27, 2017