Amid the ongoing uproar over Padmavati, actor Ranveer Singh has finally broke his silence said that he has been asked not to say anything about the movie but was “200 per cent” behind director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
“Like I said before, I stand 200 per cent with the film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Given the sensitive times right now, I have been asked to not say anything, whatever in regards to the film. Anything that needs to be (said) you will receive from the producers,” Ranveer said on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai, reports PTI.
Bhansali has received death threats over his alleged “wrongful” portrayal of queen Padmavati in the period drama by various Rajput groups, a charged denied by the director.
Ranveer’s co-star in the movie, Deepika Padukone, has been given heightened security following threats made to her as well.
The movie’s release has been deferred by the producers in the wake of country-wide protests against the film and is rumoured to release only next year.
The event witnessed heavy security due to Ranveer’s presence as journalists gathered in numbers to get a response from the actor.