Asha Parekh: The nation has gone mad

Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 09:23 IST | IANS

The nation has gone mad said a furious Asha Parekh, the veteran actress who saw Padmaavat a few days back at a special screening organised by the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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The nation has gone mad," said a furious Asha Parekh, the veteran actress who saw "Padmaavat" a few days back at a special screening organised by the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

"Believe me, I haven't been able to sleep. I am in a trance after watching the film," said Asha, an unabashed fan of Bhansali's work. 

"The work he extracts from his actors... I wish I could become 30 years younger to play a Bhansali heroine. But having said that, I would like to congratulate Deepika Padukone for her performance. 

"If today I had to make a film on Rani Padmavati, I would cast none other but Deepika," she said. Asha watched the special screening on Thursday. 

"Her grace, when she dances or acts is simply commendable. Ranveer Singh is the epitome of evil... Every frame in the film is bewitching. And the 'Ghoomar' dance that they've objected to is so beautiful!" the veteran actress said. 

"I wonder what the Karni Sena is shouting and raging about! There is nothing against the Rajputs in the film. Bhansali glorifies the community like no other film before. 

"History will remember what Bhansali has achieved in 'Padmaavat'. History will also remember what we allowed some section to do to him for mistakes that he never made... 

"Haan ek ghalti unhone zaror kee (Yes, there is one mistake that he definitely committed). He dared to make a film that can rival Mughal-e-Azam in vision and scale," she added.

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