Prakash Jha has reacted to the controversy on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati !

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Things don’t seem to be getting anywhere better for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his upcoming magnum opus ‘Padmavati’. And now Filmmaker Prakash Jha has reacted to the controversy on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’ Padmavati. Prakash Jha has said the protest against the upcoming film ‘Padmavati’ is not a new phenomenon and stressed that in a democracy such as India, people have the right to dissent.

This film is based on the story of Rani Padmini, who famously refused to submit to emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort with his army and killed herself. The protestors alleged that the film has love scenes between the two rulers, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

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Jha said “There is no harm in people speaking up. It has always been the case. You may not like so many things of mine but you don’t want me to go or eliminate me. But it is not a new phenomenon. It always happens.

“In this country, no matter which party is in power, if you try making a film which they think may go against the government, you may face problems,” he said.

Featuring Deepika Padukone in the title role of Rani Padmavati, with Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the movie is slated to arrive in theatres on December 1.