Film industry has come together to condemn the attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting of his directorial venture “Padmavati” in Jaipur calling it “appalling”, “ridiculous” and “mockery of democracy”.
Bhansali, was shooting for his new film in Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort, when he was assaulted by activists of a Rajput community group, Karni Sena, who also vandalised the set and celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Anruag Kashyap, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Omung Kumar, Sudhir Mishra, Ramgopal varma, Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor took to social media to vent their anger over the incident.
“@narendramodi I don’t know when ur achchey din will come but Bhansali incident makes me feel India’s days going back to heights of burey din Bhansali is an artiste and if any country cannot protect its artistes from street hooligans it doesn’t deserve to be called a country,” Ramgopal varma tweeted.
President of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India Mukesh Bhatt said, “The most unfortunate thing is that we filmmakers and creative artists live in a house of glass.
We are always scared that anyone can come and hit a stone and nothing will be done about it. There is nothing done for our protection.”
“My Brother Nikhil” helmer Onir said, “It is unacceptable how often the entertainment industry is targeted by these violent idiots who go scotfree. Sign of Progress!!! #Padmavati.”
“What happened on Padmavati sets is appalling and heinous.
Is this the state of the world,” Sonam tweeted.
Nimrat Kaur wrote,”Utterly shocked and sickened to see some so called citizens of this country stoop to such horrifying audacities. #HugeShame #IStandBySLB”
Preity Zinta tweeted,”Sad to see how people have become 2day. Violence is never the medium4 communication. There are others ways to make a point.#SanjayBhansali”.
“What happened on the sets of Padmavati is ridiculous.
There is such a thing as creative freedom and cinematic license,” Alia said.
Veteran actor Rishi said he is with the filmmaker,”How do you take justice in your hands without knowing what the facts are. Shameful! So much for Karni Sena’s reputation. With you Sanjay!”.
“Cowards attacked #SanjayLeelaBhansali without knowing the truth. Want to see people punished for vanadalism.
#ZeroToleranceforgoons,” Richa Chadha tweeted.
“Sarbjit” director Omung said, “Appalled by this incident with Sanjay sir. The whole industry has to come together to give it back to these idiots.”
“Raees” helmer Rahul Dholakia wrote,”You’re Next ! #bollywoodstandup #SanjayLeelaBhansali”.
“What happened on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s set is absolutely deplorable. #IStandBySLB : Over to you Rajasthan Police – Do the right thing,” Riteish Deshmukh wrote.
Sushant Singh Rajput wrote, “We would suffer till the time we’re obsessed with our surnames. If you’re that courageous, give us your first name to acknowledge. #padmavati”.
Nikkhil Advani wrote,”Not enough to condemn. As fellow director/producer/film-maker/member please let us know what action will be taken. #IstandbySLB You could be next!!! #FilmIndustry #Unite #IstandbySLB”.
Athiya Shetty wrote,”Shocked and disgusted. What has the world come to? Art was always meant to have no rules.”
Harshvardhan Kapoor tweeted, “This is unbelievably sad and so uncalled for, hope the guilty are punished.”