Ranveer Singh on death threats to Deepika Padukone: I was filled with rage
Karni Sena had threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose, who essayed the role of Rani Padmini. Deepika was unfazed by these threats; however, it was her alleged beau Ranveer Singh, who was filled with rage upon learning this news
Ranveer Singh said that he was in a rage on hearing about the death threats given to Deepika Padukone.
Amidst all the protests surrounding the film, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, 'Padmaavat' finally hit the screens last week, and is doing good numbers at the Box Office. The Karni Sena chief had threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose, who essayed the role of Rani Padmini. Deepika was unfazed by these threats; however, it was her alleged beau Ranveer Singh, who was filled with rage upon learning this news.
In a television interview to India Today, Ranveer Singh spoke his heart about the emotions he went through. "I was filled with rage. There's no doubt about that. I had a very strong urge to act out, to speak out, but I was given strict instructions not to. And I had to respect that because I was not at the forefront of this fight," said Ranveer, who played the character of the antagonist Alauddin Khilji.
He added, "It's the prerogative of the producers, of the director. If they were explicitly telling me that me saying something or doing something is going to complicate things further, I don't want to complicate their lives. I want to do my bit to make sure that this film gets made and it gets released. If this is what they are asking me to do, I have to abide by that."
Ranveer decided to channel all his inner rage and anger into his character. "I could choose to act out destructively but I chose not to. I channelled it and I put all of it into my performance. Whatever you may feel after watching this performance is born out of having felt a certain way," he said.
Released last week, the Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor starrer- 'Padmaavat' is currently inching towards the Rs 250-crore mark.
"Eventually, these perpetrators have lost. The film has won, Mr. Bhansali has won. It's a victory, the way this film is celebrated not just in our country but across the world. The kind of numbers it is posting is an indicator of widespread audience acceptance, approval, and validation. I am very happy, especially for Mr. Bhansali, because he has been through the most," added the 'Padmaavat' actor.
Talking about the attack on the filmmakers, Singh said, "It's extremely disturbing. When I saw that, I was filled with rage. How dare you do that to somebody who I worship? How dare you go to my place of worship and do what you did? All of these feelings were like a tornado inside me, and I actually had to be calmed down by people around me. Now that I look back when the film has released and is being celebrated, I think it was a good decision to channel it into my performance because that is my protest."
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